Project Name: Green Energy Special Fund (GESF)-Subproject 2: Jordan GAM Solid Waste Project
Project Description: The TaiwanICDF is engaging in co-financing with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to finance a landfill gas (LFG) recovery system at the Al Ghabawi solid waste landfill facility in Amman. The electricity produced from landfill gas will be delivered to the national grid, reducing Jordan's reliance on imported fuel oil and CO2 emissions.

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Project Objectives: The population of the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) is expected to double by 2025 due to high population growth and rapid refugee influx, increasing stress on the provision of already strained solid waste services. Jordan faces a major challenge to modernize its solid waste management. Waste separation and recycling are limited while burning waste is a common way of disposal. The gas collection technology introduced by the project is new to Jordan, and is expected to serve as an example for other landfill areas in the country. The landfill gas-generated power will be connected to the national grid, helping the country reduce its reliance on imported fossil fuel, while also preserving the environment by reducing CO2 emissions by 150,000 tons annually.
Executing Agency: Greater Amman Municipality (GAM)
Implementation Arrangement: The TaiwanICDF, through its contribution to the GESF, cofinance the Project with the EBRD by providing a loan to the GAM, who provides a counterpart contribution to the Project.
Project Manager: Carrie Hsieh
Phone: +886-2-28732323 ext. 511
E-mail: H.Y.Hsieh@icdf.org.tw
Project Type: 20
Signing Date: 2015/5/15
Projected Benefits: 1. It is anticipated that the project will reduce annual CO2 emissions by an estimated 150,000 tons.
2. The project will facilitate the development of a modern waste-to-energy technology through which Jordan's waste management will be significantly improved.
3. The project will demonstrate a model for private sector participation in municipal services.
Sector: Social Infrastructure and Services
Sector Item: Water Supply and Sanitation
Borrower: Greater Amman Municipality
Cooperating Country: West and Central Asia, Jordan
Cooperating Organization: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Themes: Environmental Protection, Public Health
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2015/5/27
  • Date Updated:2019/6/6