Minister of Water and irrigation meets Spanish delegation

Amman, Minister of Water and Irrigation Ali -Ghezawi said that Jordan bore a heavy burden on behalf of the international community due to the Syrian crisis and the influx of more than 1.4 million Syrian refugees to the Kingdom, where the fresh-water share per capita per year fell to less than 88 m3.

The minister made the remarks as he received a delegation representing the Spanish Senate led Pio Garcia-Escudero, currently on an official visit to the Kingdom.

The minister pointed to Jordan’s depleting water resources that results from meeting the water needs of citizens and refugees in light of the high cost of transporting water and energy.

Jordan, he said, looks for more Spanish support, especially in the field of renewable energy to reduce the cost of production and water transport and desalination.

The Spanish delegation praised efforts exerted by Jordan to address water challenges facing it and voiced readiness to provide expertise to the Kingdom in the water sector.

Source: Jordan News Agency