The government is now expected to seek funding from multilateral agencies to finance the project, which involves the development of an aquifer in the south and the construction of a 325-kilometre pipeline to deliver 100 million cubic metres a day of water to the greater Amman area.

The Oger-led consortium was selected by the Ministry of Water & Irrigation as preferred bidder for the 40-year BOT contract in the spring after revised bids were submitted by the two bidding groups (MEED 23:4:04). Following the selection, changes took place in the developer team, with the US’ Black & Veatch Internationalwithdrawing as an equity partner and being replaced by Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC).