Gov’t seeks to improve water services to citizens, minister

Amman, Minister of Water and Irrigation Ali Ghezawi said the government is seeking to improve the level of water and sanitation services for citizens, serve new areas and increase the citizen’s annual water per capita share, which currently stands at 153 cubic meters.

The minister noted in a press statement on Tuesday that the state bears a heavy cost to provide citizens with water and sanitation services in light of the water situation in the Kingdom, which is below the international water poverty line.

The per capital water share in Jordan is less than 10 percent of the annual international average of 1,000 cubic meters.

The minister said that the government will spend JD4.76 billion until 2023 to develop the water sector, noting that this is behind the rise in the water sector debt, which stands at JD2.01 billion, or 7.4 percent of the government’s debts that reached JD27.2 billion

Source: Jordan News Agency