MEDRC, Qatar fund sign agreement to support water projects in Palestine, Jordan

Muscat - 

The Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) and Qatar Development Fund (QDF) on Sunday signed a pact to support water projects in Palestine and Jordan. 

The agreement was signed in the presence of Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidi, secretary general in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and chairman of the executive council of MEDRC.

QDF will support the training of Palestinian and Jordanian water experts, evaluating and supporting the efforts made by MEDRC in relation to researches and water treatment in the wadi of Jordan.

The subsidy includes maintenance of desalination and treatment plants in Gaza Strip and the training of Palestinian and Jordanian water experts at MEDRC in Muscat.

Speaking on the occasion, Sayyid Badr said that Qatar is an important member of the executive council of MEDRC and has an “internationally recognised role in supporting research and innovation”.

Oman and Qatar have joined hands to support researches and training on new and sustainable technologies related to desalination.

Sayyid Badr added that the agreement will focus on building capacities in Palestine and Jordan. H E Ali bin Fahd al Hajri, Ambassador of Qatar to the sultanate said that Qatar hails its MEDRC membership and thanks the sultanate for hosting the centre.

Ciaran O Cuinn, director of MEDRC said that Qatar is one of the leading countries in the world in terms of supporting water and food security innovative technologies.

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