Turkish firm honored by Arab business award
GAMA Enerji General Manager Arif Özozan receives the award (L). Company photoTurkey’s GAMA Enerji has been awarded the “Construction Project of the Year” prize for its investment in the Disi Water Conveyance Project in Jordan.
The “Arabian Business Achievement Awards” grant awards in 13 categories, including aviation, technology, banking and entrepreneurship. GAMA Enerji has been awarded the “Construction Project of the Year” prize, for its investment in the Disi Water Conveyance Project in Jordan during a ceremony attended by former Biritish Prime Minister Tony Blair on Nov. 11.
“The Disi Water Conveyance Project is the biggest Turkish investment in Jordan. The project involves extracting 100 million cubic meters of water annually for 25 years from an aquifer located under the Disi Region, and pumping the water through a 325-kilometer-long steel pipeline to the reservoirs in Amman,” the company said in a written statement.
According to statements made by the Minister of Water and Irrigation H.E. Dr. Hazim El-Nasser, the Jordanian capital Amman will be supplied 250,000 cubic meters of water daily in addition to the current figure of 400,000 cubic meters. The project will help stabilize the water distribution program and enhance the quantities of the drinking water the public receives. “It is expected that people will start to receive water up to four days a week instead of once per week,” the Minister said. He also added Disi water will be distributed to other provinces in Jordan in the near future.
The project also received EMEA Finance’s “Best Infrastructure Deal in the Middle East: Disi-Mudawarra to Amman Water Conveyance System” award, as well as Euromoney’s Project Finance “Deal of the Year” award.