MR3: Al Ghabawi Septic Tank Facility (EBRD-49875)

  • Jordan
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 28, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Jordan Sovereign
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 36.39 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 30,000,000.00
Converted using 2021-02-11 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 72.79 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 60,000,000.00
Converted using 2021-02-11 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Feb 22, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Feb 11, 2021

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the investment involves the provision of up to EUR30 million loan to finance the construction of a new 24,750 m3/day wastewater treatment facility, to replace and relocate an existing facility currently co-located at the Ain Ghazal Treatment Plant (AGTP), as well as a two-year phased operational period to ensure sustainability of the investment. The new facility will be located at Al Ghabawi and will serve approximately 5.5 million people, including 600,000 Syrians in Amman and the surrounding area.

Despite a significant increase in capex (primarily financed by IFIs), 20 per cent of the population in Amman and Zarqa are unconnected to the mains sewer system, creating a substantial need for a cost efficient and sustainable solution to collect, treat and dispose of individual septic tank waste effectively. The Project will replace the existing and now inadequate facility at Ain Ghazal. The Water Authority Jordan (WAJ) will construct a new dedicated septic tank wastewater treatment facility at the more remote location of Al Ghabawi (this transaction) and afterwards will decommission the septic tank facility at AGTP (the decommissioning will be done under a separate project).

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