by JT | May 19,2012 | 23:00

AMMAN –– The government on Saturday announced it has floated tenders to attract offers for the Water Network Project that seeks to restructure and rehabilitate the water supply system in Zarqa Governorate that will be funded by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation grant. The Millennium Challenge Account-Jordan (MCA-Jordan), said in a statement e-mailed to The Jordan Times yesterday that it has also inviting pre-qualified firms to collect the tender and bid for the project that aims to rehabilitate and expand the wastewater system in the northern governorate, populated by around one million inhabitants.

MCA- Jordan was established in 2010 as a company fully owned by the government of Jordan to manage and implement the $275 million programme. The Water Network Project, according to the statement, is one of three projects within the grant programme to alleviate poverty in Zarqa by decreasing the population’s reliance on expensive alternative sources of water and supporting SMEs who could benefit from increased water supply