The French Development Agency (AFD) has signed today, 21st December, 2017, with the European Union a convention of 55.3 million euros for the implementation of a program to improve solid waste management in the North and Center of Jordan. The signing of this agreement is part of a EUR 100 million EU support to sector reforms, signed the same day with the Jordanian government.
The program will modernize the infrastructure (landfills, former landfill closures, etc.), thus improving the protection of the country's water resources, which are highly threatened by the pollutants from various active landfills and limiting the risks to the public health. It will also provide capacity-building technical assistance to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
This operation, which is the largest of the country outside the capital, is built in a concerted manner to ensure the most sustainable waste management in the regions that have experienced a significant increase in their population following the Syrian crisis.
The signing of the agreement between the French Development Agency and the Jordanian government will follow in January 2018.
The French Development Agency has been present in Jordan since 2006. The AFD's cooperation in Jordan now stands at over 1.2 billion euros, of which 25% for municipalities.
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