The Water Authority of Jordan has invited contractors to bid for the contract to upgrade the existing Mafraq wastewater treatment plant.

The plant will be designed to treat raw sewage from Mafraq at a rate of 6,500 cubic metres a day by 2025.

The authority invited companies to prequalify to bid for the project by 4 January.Request for proposal (RFP) documents will be available to prequalified bidders until 16 September.

 A pre-bid conference will follow on 19 September and bids are to be received by the tenders directorate by 6 October.

The project is financed by the US Agency for International Development. Only US-based companies are eligible for the contract.

The US Agency for International Development has also previously committed finance for water supply projects in the same area.

It supported the construction of several pump stations at Zatary in Mafraq along with associated pipelines to distribute water across the governorate.