Water minister, Hungarian envoy discuss joint cooperation

Amman, Minister of Water and Irrigation Raed Abu Al-Saud discussed with Hungarian Ambassador to the Kingdom Shaba Spera the joint cooperation, especially in the field of training and transfer of water expertise to serve Jordan’s water sector.

During his meeting with Spera on Wednesday, Abu Al-Saud reviewed the challenges facing Jordan in light of the increasing water difficulties, adding the Kingdom is one of the first countries in the region and the world to adopt programs aimed at enhancing available water resources in a bid to achieve fair water distribution.

The minister also touched on Jordan’s experience in integrated water management for water resources, although limited, in the field of reusing treated water as a new source for economic and agricultural purposes to provide the same quantities of fresh water for drinking purposes.

To achieve this ambition, he highlighted Jordan’s plans to introduce alternative energy sources to operate water facilities.

The minister praised the Hungarian side’s interest in building an “effective and successful” cooperation with Jordan in the water fields, commending the Hungarian efforts to make the 2019 Budapest Water Summit a success, an event that was attended by more than 2,400 people representing 118 countries.

Discussing ways to address water concerns globally, he stressed the need to focus on the value of preserving water resources and to strengthen coordination between the various world countries to face the water challenges and to allow all countries to access modern technological technologies and exchange experiences.

For his part, the Hungarian envoy praised the Ministry of Water and Irrigation’s “effective” humanitarian efforts towards refugees, adding Jordan is one of the countries that have tackled water challenges “successfully” despite the limited water resources.

Spera also stressed Hungary’s keenness to strengthen cooperation with Jordan’s water sector to overcome the critical difficulties, especially in light of climate change, through training and exchanging expertise, adding a World Water Summit will be held next year in Budapest to continue the water efforts in this area.

Source: Jordan News Agency