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News Prince Hashem patronizes opening of Euro-Med. Conference on Water


Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II, His Royal Highness Prince Hashem bin Al Hussein patronized the Euro-Med.

Ministerial Conference on Water at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center at the Dead Sea shores.

Minister of Water and Irrigation Raed Abdul Saud, his Egyptian counterpart Mahmoud Abu Zeid and the French Minister of Environment and Energy Jean-Louis Borloo made remarks at the conference in which they highlighted the importance of cooperation among participating countries to set up a long-term water strategy.

Abul Saud pointed to water problems facing in Jordan due to forced migration that Jordan witnessed over the past years, and the lack of rainfall.

He said water deficit in Jordan exceeds 500 million cubic meters and that the per capital share of water a year does not exceed 150 cubic meter.

The minister said the government was keen to implement a number of water projects such as the Disi Water Conveyance project and the Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal.

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News type Inbrief
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Source of information Jordan News Agency
Geographical coverage Jordan
News date 22/12/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH