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News Jordan: ACWUA signs a new agreement with the National Law Center

ACWUA signs a new agreement with the National Law Center for the aim of establishig an Arbitration Center for Water, Energy, and Infrastructure; to be the first arbitration center in the region that is concerned in Conflict Resolution in the water, energy and  other infrastructure projects and tenders. 

The agreement was signed during a press conference where Eng. Khaldon Khashman and Mr. Ahmad Tahboub gave a short overview about the Arbitration center. Check agenda

ACWUA Secretary General Khaldoun Khashman said the centre was the first arbitration centre specialised in water, energy and infrastructure issues in the region.

“The centre is being established after two years of hard work. It will serve utilities, ministries and private sector companies,” Khashman added at the signing.

Ahmad Tahboub, who represented the National Law Centre, noted that the arbitration centre would attempt to settle disputes arising from the implementation and management of projects or the tender process.

“The centre will not only resolve disputes but will also grant water utilities greater credibility,” Tahboub said during the ceremony.

The Water, Energy And Infrastructure Arbitration Centre will serve water and energy companies and utilities both in Jordan and abroad, he added, and will benefit from the expertise of other such centres around the world.

The centre will also “establish a clear and advanced mechanism” for resolving disputes and “develop the technical and administrative operations” inside water, energy and infrastructure institutions to avoid future disputes, according to organisers.

Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution used as an alternative to litigation in court, whereby parties to a dispute agree to have a third party review the facts at hand and issue a legally binding resolution to which both parties must adhere.

http://jordantimes.com/arbitration-centre-to-handle-infrastructure-disputes

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News type Inbrief
File link http://www.acwua.org/news/acwua-signs-new-agreement-national-law-center
Source of information ACWUA
Keyword(s) water law
Subject(s) DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , FINANCE-ECONOMY , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , RIGHT , WATER DEMAND
Relation http://www.semide.net/countries/fol749974/country045975
Geographical coverage Jordan
News date 06/03/2013
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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