Recharging the River and Growing Incomes in Jordan

Jordan is one the most water-scarce countries in the world. Recognizing the need to increase water supplies to unlock Jordan’s potential for economic growth and poverty reduction, MCC invested $93 million to expand the As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant and mobilized an additional $110 million in private finance through a public-private partnership. Critical to the success of the project was the use of the build-operate-transfer financing model that enabled the Government of Jordan to invest more public funds in the water sector. As a result of the project, more high-quality treated wastewater can be used in irrigation, and Jordan gets more than one use out of each drop of water.



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Urban Water & Sanitation