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Japan to fund study of refugee effect on water sector

By Petra - Jan 12,2014 - Last updated at Jan 12,2014

AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation signed an agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Sunday to conduct a study on the effect of Syrian refugees on the water sector.

Under the agreement, a $20 million Japanese grant will be used to assess water and sewage services in host community areas over a period of three years, according to Water Authority of Jordan Secretary General Tawfiq Habashneh, who signed the deal.

Water authorities will also study establishing pumping stations in Irbid and Ramtha, Habashneh said, adding that the projects could also include the construction of new sewage networks in Irbid and Ramtha and the installation of new pumps in Mafraq.

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