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Project to establish centre for outdoor cultivation in Aqaba

By JT - Jun 22,2014 - Last updated at Jun 22,2014

AMMAN — The Sahara Forest Project signed an agreement with the Norwegian embassy in Amman on Sunday, providing funding up to $1.9 million for establishing a Sahara Forest Project Launch Station and related activities in Jordan, according to an embassy statement.

Total funding for the station is provided by the Norwegian ministry of climate and environment, represented by the embassy, together with the Grieg Foundation and other philanthropic sources.

The launch station will be “the first step towards the realisation of a full-scale Sahara Forest Project Centre in Aqaba”.

The station will contain a saltwater-cooled greenhouse in combination with solar power technologies and facilities for outdoor cultivation and revegetation.

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