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News Jordanian-Syrian technical committee conclude talks

Jordanian-Syrian technical committees specialized in water sector reached at the conclusion of their talks at the ministry of water and irrigation, an agreement on various issues related to the waster sector.

Assistant Secretary General of the ministry Adnan Zu’bi said both sides had expressed full readiness to complete bilateral talks and arrive at practical solutions that preserve their water rights especially at Yarmouk River basin.

They agreed to give priority to storing rain water in Al Wihda dam during the coming winter season, a fact which reflects understanding of the Syrian brethren of the water situation in Jordan.

Zu’bi said the agreements reached by the technical committees is a step in the right direction and are aimed at preserving water interests of both countries.

The Jordanian-Syrian Higher Committee will hold its meetings on Wednesday co-chaired by the prime ministers of both countries to sign agreements reached by the technical committees.

The Al Wihda dam, which has a storage capacity of 110 million cubic meters, is one of the ministry strategic projects.

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News type Inbrief
File link http://www.petra.gov.jo/nepras/2007/Oct/23/6000.htm
Source of information Jordan News Agency
Subject(s) HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Relation http://www.emwis.org/countries/fol749974/country045975
Geographical coverage Jordan, Syria
News date 26/10/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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