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How Amman will use green tech for waste management

By Dima Hamdallah

Helping Jordan’s capital manage growing volume of solid waste 

As a result of the influx of Syrian refugees, the population of Amman, the capital of Jordan, has almost doubled since 2011.

The new arrivals have all but overwhelmed the city’s existing infrastructure, municipal services, schools and other sectors.

A total of JOD 87 million (€ 108 million) of EBRD loans and grants by donors to the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) are helping improve the city’s infrastructure and financing the construction of a Landfill Gas Recovery (LFG) system at the main landfill site in Ghabawi, serving the capital as well as Zarqa and Ruseifah.

The project is supported by the United Kingdom, the European Union, Taiwan ICDF and the donors to the SEMED MDA (Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taipei China and the UK).

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