By JT – Apr 04,2018

AMMAN — Japan on Wednesday delivered the first batch of equipment and machinery to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation in support for the water sector, in the presence of Japanese Ambassador Hidenao Yanagi and Minister of Water and Irrigation Ali Ghezawi, an embassy statement said.

The $7 million grant was awarded as part of Japanese aid extended to Jordan in 2016, at an amount of $17 million.

The distribution, which started with the delivery of 61 cargo trucks, will also include 8 water tankers, 5 sludge vacuum vehicles, 7 high pressure jetting vehicles, among other equipment.

During the ceremony, Yanagi said: “Japan highly appreciates Jordan’s hosting of refugees in spite of the mounting pressure on the country’s infrastructure and already limited natural resources.

Therefore, Japan has been continuously supporting Jordan to mitigate the impact and the burden caused by the refugee crisis.”