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RED SEA- DEAD SEA PROJECT/PHASE I The Government of the HASHEMITE KINGDOM of JORDAN Represented by The Ministry of Water and Irrigation January 2014.

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1 RED SEA- DEAD SEA PROJECT/PHASE I The Government of the HASHEMITE KINGDOM of JORDAN Represented by The Ministry of Water and Irrigation January 2014

2 Establish a Secure and Affordable Water Supply for Jordan while Saving the Dead Sea from Extinction Support Widespread Economic Growth in Jordan Provide for Potential Regional Water Sharing Facilitate Private and Public Partnership through a (BOT) project.

3 Water Deficit in Jordan MCM/Yr DemandSupplyDeficitDemandSupplyDeficitDemandSupplyDeficitDemandSupplyDeficitDemand SupplyDeficit Base Deficit Add 25%(15% Physical Losses, 10% Influx from neighboring Countries Add Reduction of over abstraction Total Deficit in the Kingdom w/o Disi Disi Kingdom with Disi Jordan ranks as the 3 rd poorest nation in terms of freshwater resources at 133m 3 /person/year

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6 6 Completed Studies 1. Feasibility Study Coyne et Bellier 2. Environmental and ERM Social Assessment 3. Study of Alternatives Professors Allan, Tsur and Malkawi 4. Red Sea Modeling Study Thetis 5. Dead Sea Modeling Study Tahal Red Sea – Dead Sea Water Conveyance Study Program WB Study Multi-Stakeholder Consultations

7 7 Potable Water Distribution and Operating Costs / Year Beneficiary Party Jordan 60 Israel 60 Palestine Available for Further Allocation Total MCM/Year Operating Cost $ Million/Year

8 Cyanobacteria Discharged Water (mcm/yr) Level change (m/yr) Stratification Biological bloom Gypsum whitening Level drop Level rise Mono mictic Mero mictic ? seasonal long term, dilution Dunaliella (crystal size, growth rate) Sinkholes Groundwater Acceleration (?) Due to dilution More sinkholes Minor depletion No depletion ? Expected Impact on the Dead Sea (WB)

9 As A follow-up on the WB Study The Regional Countries are in agreement to start the implementation of an initial phase to fulfil the concept of: Rapid initiation of RSDS Regional Project with Initial Phase I, and it will serve as a pilot phase. Initiating the infrastructure elements of all subsequent project phases

10 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed on Dec 9, 2013 between Jordan, the Palestinian Authority, and Israel at the World Bank in Washington DC, in which all parties agreed to start the implementation of the first phase of the RSDS project on BoT basis. Following up on this MoU, bi-lateral agreements will be signed between Jordan and Israel and Palestinian Authority and Israel soon; This project RSDS-Phase I (Red Sea Desalination Project at Aqaba) is a result of a joint initiative to promote regional cooperation among Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (the Beneficiary Parties).

11 Treatment and Desalination Plant (80-100) mcm/yr Freshwater Booster Pump Station to Aqaba (2 pumps -300 m and 2-50 m pumps) Freshwater Conveyance (4 km of 1.2 m Pipeline to Border) (17.0 km of 0.8 to 1.0 m Pipeline to Aqaba) Seawater Conveyance (2km of 3.7 m pipeline and 22 km of 2.2 m Pipeline) Seawater Intake Pump Station (pumps- 50m VT pumps; 4,500 HP motors) Intake Structure (178 to 222 mcm/yr) with Max Capacity 700 mcm/yr Red Sea Aqaba Wadi Araba

12 Desalination Brine Conveyance (200 km of 1.4 to 1.8m Pipeline) Desalination Brine Pressure Regulation (3-Pressure Reducing Stations; With the potential to be replaced by Hydropower Generation Stations 1- (Reservoir) at high point Two desalination Brine Booster Pump Station Dead Sea Red Sea Amman Aqaba Wadi Araba

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15 The Gulf of Aqaba is Protected, no Environmental effects Infrastructure is Designed to be Expanded No Infrastructure is Abandoned in Future Phases The Phase I Desalination Facility at Aqaba Provides Flexibility in Delivering Freshwater to Current Consumers Project Financing is Feasible through a Combination of Acceptable Water Rates and Financial Grants The Project Initiates the Process to Save the Dead Sea

16 Next Step Preparation of RFP for the Selection and Assignment of a Specialized Engineering Firms to prepare Preliminary Design, Legal and Financial Terms, and Tender Documents based on BoT and PPP participation. DRAFT RFP is AVAILABLE Implementation Schedule ActivityDuration Preparation of Tender Documents 12 months: Starts in March, 2014 Tendering of Contract for BOT Contractors Nov, 2014 Final Selection of preferred bidder May, 2015 Beginning of Construction Phase Jan, 2016 Duration of Construction 30 months


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