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Jordan partners with USAID on water loss

Water loss is a major issue in Jordan due to theft and leakage.
Water pours into an irrigation pool in Ghor al-Haditha, south of the Jordanian capital Amman, on April 20, 2021.

Jordan and the US government signed an agreement Tuesday on water management. 

The Jordan Valley Authority and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a $10.45 million agreement to upgrade a 12-kilometer (7.5-mile) northern stretch of Jordan’s King Abdullah Canal. The goal of the upgrade is to reduce water losses, improve overall water efficiency and update infrastructure. USAID will contribute $9.5 million to the project, while the Jordan Valley Authority will contribute $950,000, Jordan’s official news agency Petra reported. 

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