Dec 23, 2013 | 22:56 Updated: Dec 23, 2013

AMMAN — Jordan and the German Development Bank (KfW) on Monday signed a loan agreement for the project “Climate Protection in the Wastewater Sector”, according to a KfW statement.

On behalf of the German government, KfW “will make available 20 million euros of loan financing”.

The project includes investment measures for the construction, upgrading and/or extension of existing sewage sludge treatment facilities at wastewater treatment plants and the disposal of sewage sludge in Jordan.

A second agreement was also signed on Monday, under which KfW will make available a 15 million euro soft loan and a 1.5 million euro grant for accompanying measures of a project on “Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings”, the statement said.