Water Minister Hazem Nasser on Tuesday inaugurated the Basateen Pump Station and Reservoir, built to meet the increasing demand in Zarqa’s Ruseifa District, 12km east of Amman.
The new facilities are part of the US government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) programme to rehabilitate Zarqa’s water and wastewater network.
The project was carried out by the Millennium Challenge Account-Jordan (MCA-Jordan), a government-owned company set up in 2010 and funded by MCC, a bilateral US foreign aid agency that has also financed the new station.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by US Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells and MCC Managing Director for Compact Operations Jonathan Brooks.
In a speech during the ceremony, Nasser said the $3 million project is part of the $275 million MCC Compact grant to Jordan, through which MCA-Jordan rehabilitated large parts of Zarqa Governorate’s water and wastewater system.