Jordanian-Canadian SEED project in Ajloun

Jordan

Published: 2018-10-06 16:08

Last Updated: 2018-10-06 17:15


Minister of Energy, Hala Zawati, at the SEED project ceremony.
Minister of Energy, Hala Zawati, at the SEED project ceremony.
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The Canadian government has signed various agreements with four local charity associations on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The agreements are directed at carrying out the Sustainable Environment and Economic Development (SEED) project in Ajoun, North West of Amman, Jordan.

Implemented by SEED and in cooperation with the Renewable Energy Fund (REF), the signing ceremony was between the Jordanian and Canadian government was represented by Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati, and Canadian Embassy representative, Karen Molika.

Zawati stressed the importance of supporting such projects. While Molika affirmed her country’s commitment to support limited-income families, as well as to further develop local communities by increasing their income and decreasing their energy bills.

Director of Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF), Rasmi Hamzeh, who also attended the signing ceremony, stated that renewable energy projects in the Kingdom are extremely important as the expenses of the affiliated project is of around 22 million Canadian Dollars, 90% of which are funded by the Canadian government.

After the event, Hamzeh ‏tweeted that the project will be covering Ajloun and the Jordan Valley. It will enable citizens to install solar cells and solar heaters with only a 50% payment while the rest are of monthly installments. Our goal is to help citizens reduce the burden of their electricity bill and create a direct economic and social impact, Hamzeh added.