The ministry has scheduled a site visit for the prequalifying groups for 22 April. The $625 million project involves the construction of a 325-kilometre pipeline to transfer water from the Disi aquifer in the south of Jordan to Amman. The project, which will be carried out on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis, is expected to relieve the chronic water shortages experienced by Jordanians. When it is completed, the Disi pipeline will deliver some 100 million cubic metres a year of water to Amman, the equivalent of about 140 litres a day for each inhabitant of the city (MEED 1:2:02).