Ain Ghazal Waste Water Treatment Plant (EBRD-51888)

Countries
  • Jordan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
May 25, 2022
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.
Sectors
  • Infrastructure
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 8.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 8.00 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Apr 25, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Mar 16, 2022


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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the project involves the provision of up to USD 8 million loan to finance (i) the upgrade and expansion of the existing pre-treatment facility at Ain Ghazal Pre-Treatment Plant ("AGTP") from a peak capacity of 330,000 ms/d to 726,712 ms/d in order to accept and treat the expected incoming flows at AGTP until 2045, and (ii) the decommissioning of the redundant septic tank reception facility, which will be replaced by a new sceptic tank in Al Ghabawi.

Due to the rapid population increase in Jordan, primarily due to the influx of Syrian refugees since 2011, excess wastewater under peak flow conditions bypasses the facility and is sent directly to As Samra WWTP without pre-treatment. The project will provide an additional capacity of 396,712m3/d at AGTP to accommodate the expected growth in wastewater inflows to year 2045. The project will also support the decommissioning of the redundant sceptic tank at AGTP, and will include the installation of a modern odour control system at AGTP to minimise nuisance to nearby residential areas.

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Sultan Mashaqbah
Sultan_Mashaqbah@mwi.gov.jo 
+962 6 5652265
http://mwi.gov.jo/Intro/Pages/default.aspx 
K. Hussein St. 34, Amman, Jordan

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