Ain Ghazal Wastewater Project (EBRD-47767)

  • Jordan
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Nov 22, 2016
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Government of Jordan
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  • Construction
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 42.30 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 75.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Sep 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 23, 2016

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Project Description
The proposed project is part of the EBRD's Refugee Crisis Response Program and forms part of wider engagement with WAJ aimed at upgrading Jordan's wastewater system and increasing its resilience. The resettlement of a significant number of Syrian refugees within the catchment area of the AGTP and the As-Samra WWTP placed an unprecedented strain on the associated wastewater network. The proposed investment will help avoid potential serious pollution of the environment. The Project has been categorized B under the 2014 Environmental and Social Policy. Initial Environmental and Social Examination, including a site visit by the Bank's environmental and social specialists, showed that the Project will have limited environmental and social ("E&S") risks and impacts. The construction of a new 30.4 kilometres wastewater collector from Ain Ghazal treatment plant (AGTP) to As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant ("WWTP") and the rehabilitation of the selected AGTP’s pre-treatment facilities to improve odor management will allow for collecting growing wastewater flows and transferring them to As-Samra WWTP. Following the IESE, Environmental and Social Due Diligence ("ESDD") covering both the construction of the new wastewater collector and rehabilitation of the existing AGTP pre-treatment facilities was undertaken by independent consultants. The ESDD concluded that the project will result in significant environmental and public health benefits and that the project is associated with limited E&S risks and impacts during the construction stage of the project and these can be effectively avoided or mitigated by adhering to good international construction practices.
Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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