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Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Wastewater Facilities in Al Junaid and North Jerash

Loan No.:

674

Interest Rate:

2.5 %

Beneficiary:

Water Authority

Grace Period:

7 years

Project Cost:

KD 20.0 million

Maturity:

30 years

Amount of Loan:

KD 12.0 million

Repayment:

47 semi-annual installments

Date of Board Approval:

17/02/2020

First Installment:

7 years following the first disbursement

Date of Loan Effectiveness:

21/09/2020


Objectives:

The project aims at eliminating the environmental problems caused by the use of septic tanks by inhabitants of the villages in the Al Junaid area in Ajloun governorate and a number of villages north of Jerash governorate, through the construction of the necessary wastewater facilities, with capacities to meet the population increase and the growing urbanization of these villages up to 2045. The project will contribute to the improvement of the health and environmental conditions of the inhabitants, and will allow for protection from pollution of the springs and groundwater, which are currently used to supply most areas of Ajloun governorate with drinking water. The project will also allow for the use of treated wastewater for restricted agriculture in the vicinity of the treatment plant.

Description:

The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2024, comprises the construction of main, secondary and branch pipelines, including manholes and household connections, as well as the construction of water pumping stations, and a plant to treat wastewater and allow its reuse for agriculture. The project also comprises the provision of the necessary technical services to prepare the studies, detailed designs and tender documents, and work supervision. The project includes the following main components:

  1. Construction of Wastewater Facilities: This includes the construction of networks to collect and transport the wastewater from the villages of Ras Munif, Sakhra, Ebbin, Ebillin, Kufr Khall and Balila. The networks comprise main, secondary and branch pipelines with a total length of about 200 km, and diameters ranging between about 150 and 500 mm, including manholes and household connections. This also includes the construction of a wastewater pumping station in Ras Munif with a capacity of about 25 m3/hour and a head of about 70 m, through a pipeline with a length of about 1.4 km and a diameter of about 100 mm. This component also includes the construction of a wastewater treatment plant, next to the existing Wadi Hassan plant, with a capacity of about 10 thousand m3/day, supplied by the wastewater collected from a pumping station with a capacity of about 720 m3/hour and a head of about 50 m, through a pipeline with a length of about 2.2 km and a diameter of about 400 mm. The works of the treatment plant include the installation of filters for the collection of floating solid material, sedimentation tanks, sand filters and treated water disinfection facilities, in addition to sludge drying facilities. The pumping stations and treatment plant works include all the civil, mechanical, hydromechanical and electrical works, and the control and operating systems.
  2. Technical Services: This component includes the necessary consultancy services to prepare the projectís studies, designs and tender documents, and assistance in the tendering process and bid evaluation, as well as supervision of the project implementation, and the conduct of any additional studies necessary to achieve the project goals.

Financing:

The Arab Fundís loan covers 60% of the total project cost. The Jordanian government will cover any additional project cost that may arise.


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