Japan grants Jordan $6.6 million to develop water pollution monitoring system
The government of Japan has agreed to grant Jordan $6.6 million to establish a water pollution monitoring system in the Kingdom. The agreement envisages the construction of 13 monitoring stations and a central monitoring base, reported the official Petra news agency.
The pollution monitor will be networked over an on-line system. Stations will be located nearby all four essential water resources in the Kingdom. The network will monitor water designated for drinking and irrigation purposes.
Jordan has suffered from water shortages over the past several years. The Yarmouk River, which supplies Jordan with 135 million cubic meters of water per year, begins in Syria, flows along the Syrian-Jordanian border and then joins the Jordan River downstream from Lake Tiberias in Israel. — (menareport.com)
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