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News Dry Jordan launches project to grow crops from seawater

AQABA, Jordan (AP) — Water-poor Jordan on 7 September 2017 launched a project using seawater to produce crops with clean energy.

Jordan's King Abdullah II and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, which contributed most of the $3.7 million cost, inaugurated the facility in the kingdom's Red Sea port city of Aqaba.

Haakon told reporters he was "impressed by the way innovative ideas have been translated into a plant the size of four football fields."

The facility, part of the Sahara Forest Project (SFP), produces "energy, freshwater and food and all this in an arid desert," he said.

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Geographical coverage Jordan,
News date 14/09/2017
Working language(s) ENGLISH