Title: Jordan: As-Samra Wastewater Plant Expansion

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Report

Published: May 1, 2016

Region: Middle East and North Africa

Country: Jordan

Sector: Water and Sanitation

Keywords: Knowledge Lab, Water


Document Summary:

This series showcases how the World Bank Group supports the development and implementation of public-private partnerships. This support comes in the form of public sector loans, private sector finance, sector and transaction advice, guarantees, and output-based aid.

Document Details:

In 2006, the Government of Jordan awarded a 25 year build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract to Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant Company (WWTP). It is the first BOT and public-private partnership in the country. The project directly addresses Jordan’s capacity to address its severe water deficit of about 450 cubic meters annually and thus, its growth capacity. When completed the As-Samra wastewater treatment plant will be the largest facility of its kind in the country.

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has supported two phases of the project by providing equity investment guarantees to the project financiers. The first phase ran from 2006 to 2015 and the expansion phase of the project now seeks to meet local demand post 2015.

Updated: June 27, 2022