One of Engicon’s major water projects in recent years will benefit from a EUR 70 million loan provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to the Government of Jordan.  

The Jordan Valley Water Resources Efficiency Project was one of the projects included in the EIB investment to tackle water challenges in the Jordan Valley. The project involves the construction of a closed water carrier (pipeline) in order to deliver blended water from Telal El Thahab weir to turn out of the King Abdullah Canal (KAC). The construction of this pipeline aims at reducing the water losses associated with the KAC. These savings would then permit the reallocation of freshwater flowing in the north section of the KAC to domestic water uses in urban centers such as Amman and Irbid.

The formal agreement between the Government of Jordan and EIB was signed in December 2021. It aims at supporting a comprehensive investment program to reduce water losses, increase supply of drinking water, and alleviate water shortages hindering agriculture in the Jordan Valley. The investment will improve the accessibility to Jordan’s water resources by communities in the Jordan Valley and major cities including Amman and Irbid.

Jordan has been facing severe water scarcity, with the country’s annual renewable water resources being less than 100 cubic meters per person.

Engicon is working on the Jordan Valley Water Resources Efficiency Project under a consortium led by Tetra Tech.