South Korea has inked an agreement with the government of Jordan to provide $29m for a wastewater treatment plant project in Amman, Jordan.

As per the agreed terms, the funding will be provided by the Export-Import Bank of Korea, reports the

The funding will be utilized to complete the development of Phase I of the treatment facility, which is expected to have 52,000 cubic meters per day capacity.

Jordanian Water Authority will develop the proposed project.

Commenting on the funding, Jordanian Planning and International Cooperation Minister Ibrahim Saif was quoted by the site as saying that the project will improve sanitation facilities and protect groundwater resources from pollution in the region.

Meanwhile, Jordan has received $396m European grant for water, sanitation and energy projects.