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Bids are being invited to build a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) to process upto 17,000 m3/day in the Wadi Essir and Na’our regions, south west of Jordan’s capital city, Amman.
The Ministry of Water & Irrigation and the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) have invited companies to bid on the project, which will also involve construction of a transmission pipeline from Na’our to the treatment plant, under a design and build contract.
A loan from South Korea’s Export-Import Bank will go towards the cost of the scheme, according to Meed.
Meanwhile the As-Samra WWTP is being expanded as part of a build-operate-transfer (BOT) project, with funding from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
A tender to find a consultant for the technical, financial, legal and environmental due diligence on the project was launched earlier this year, closing in March.
The proposed second expansion would increase the capacity of the plant by an additional 100,000 - 145,000 m3/day and increase energy production on-site through the use of treated sludge and bio-solids.
The first expansion, which is currently on-going, aims at expanding the WWTP treatment capacity by 97,800 m3/day.
These improvements were intended to meet the region’s wastewater treatment needs through 2025; however, due to “certain external factors, this is no longer the case”, according to the EBRD.