Jordan, Iraq sign water management agreement

Amman, Minister of Water and Irrigation Raed Abu al-Saud on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the head of the Iraqi Contractors Union Ali al-Sanafi, and the President of the Jordanian Construction Contractors Union Ahmed Al-Yaqoub.

During the signing ceremony, the minister said the agreement is in line with the Royal directives to provide all forms of support for Iraq in the areas of water and sanitation management.

“The agreement will allow the transfer of Jordanian expertise in the field of water and sanitation management to the province of Basra,” the minister noted, adding Iraqi cadres working in the region’s water sector will be trained to address current challenges facing southern Iraq in this regard.

For his part, al-Sanafi, praised efforts of the Jordanian government and its “openness” to Iraq, stressing the need for the distinguished Jordanian expertise in the field of water and sewage management, which will contribute to increasing economic cooperation between the two countries.

The agreement aims to help Iraqi manpower benefit from the Jordanian expertise and the sustainable and modern technology, especially in regard to water and sewage treatment plants, which are designed for agricultural and industrial purposes.

The MoU also includes training 20 Iraqi engineers and technicians as a first phase.

Source: Jordan News Agency