For over a decade, the “Arabian Business Achievement Awards 2013” has been the premier awards ceremony in the business calendar. GAMA Enerji has been awarded the “Construction Project of the Year” prize, for its investment in the Disi Water Conveyance Project in Jordan.
The Disi Water Conveyance Project is the biggest Turkish investment in Jordan. In 2010, the project, the largest privately funded water supply project in Jordan and in the surrounding region, received EMEA Finance’s “Best Infrastructure Deal in the Middle East: Disi-Mudawarra to Amman Water Conveyance System” award, as well as Euromoney’s Project Finance “Deal of the Year” award.
The project involves extracting 100 million cubic meters of water annually for 25 years, from an aquifer located under the Disi Region, and pumping the water through a 325-kilometer-long steel pipeline to the reservoirs in Amman.
According to statements made by Minister of Water and Irrigation H.E. Dr. Hazim El-Nasser, the Jordanian capital Amman will be supplied 250.000 cubic meters of water daily in addition to the current figure of 400,000 cubic meters. The project will help stabilize the water distribution program and enhance the quantities of drinking water the public receives. “It is expected that people will start to receive water up to four days a week instead of once per week,” the Minister said. Minister of MWI also added that Disi water will be distributed to other provinces in the Kingdom in the near future.