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News Jordan: Cabinet approves draft law merging Water Authority, Ministry of Water

In its session on 16 February  headed by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, the Cabinet approved a draft law amending the Law on Restructuring Governmental Institutions and Departments for the year 2020.

The amendment aims to merge the Water Authority of Jordan and transfer its functions to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, in implementation of what was stated in the second package of the government's economic programme related to administrative reform, with the aim of raising the level of performance and rationalising expenditures.

The amendment also aims to reorganise the water sector and standardise decision-making at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and the Jordan Valley Authority, as well as prevent overlap, reduce costs and institutionalise work, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

According to the draft law, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation will exercise all the functions and powers of the Water Authority and its board of directors as stipulated in the Water Authority Law.

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Geographical coverage Jordan
News date 27/02/2020
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