MR3: West Irbid Wastewater Project (EBRD-48496)

  • Jordan
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  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Voting Date
Oct 17, 2017
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 22.40 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 44.80 million
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Bank Documents
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Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Sep 17, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 10, 2017

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Project Description
A loan of up to EUR 19 million, to be co-financed by an investment grant of approximately EUR 19 million from the Global Concessional Finance Facility and other international donors, to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, for the rehabilitation and construction of a wastewater network in 15 towns in West Irbid enabling the towns to connect to the wastewater network including to existing wastewater treatment plants (the Project). The financing package forms part of the EBRD's Municipal Resilience Refugee Response Framework. Irbid governorate is located 83 km north of Amman, with its borders extending to the Jordanian-Syrian borders. The eastern regions of the province include the highway connecting Syria and Jordan, while the western-northern part overlooks the Golan Heights. The proximity of Irbid to the Syrian border has resulted in a significant number of Syrian refugees resettling in the city of Irbid and in the towns surrounding it. The consequent population growth has placed an unprecedented strain on the wastewater network, particularly in the towns lying to the East and West of Irbid which suffer from outdated wastewater collection infrastructure.Improvements will be achieved by providing first time sanitation to residents and thus addressing urgent socio-economic needs of both the local population and the refugee community in the Project area. The improvements are likely to circumvent potential health issues and related economic losses in the Project area.
Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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