Jun. 11, 2015
Israel, the Palestinians and Jordan Cooperate to Rehabilitate the Jordan River – Laurie Balbo (Green Prophet)
A consortium of leading environmental groups released a Regional NGO Master Plan for Sustainable Development in the Jordan Valley on Tuesday at a conference held on the Jordan side of the Dead Sea.
The strategy is akin to a modern Marshall Plan, aiming to convert a toxic river into an international model for river rehabilitation and regional stability.
The conference, under the patronage of Jordan Minister of Water Dr. Hazim al Nasser, marked the end of an EU-funded program and brought together officials and experts from Jordan, the PA and Israel.
“Jordan well understands that only regional integration will bring the needed prosperity and stability to the region,” said Munqeth Mehyar, EcoPeace Middle East Jordanian co-director.
The plan’s framework identifies 127 specific projects with a total investment value of $4.58 billion until the year 2050.
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