Jordanian King appeals for focusing on water issue

Jordanian King Abdullah II called for concentrating on solving the water problem in a speech made on November 17.

Saying that it is important to introduce advanced technologies into conserving water resources, he stressed the need to take measures to recycle water in agricultural and industrial sectors.

And he gave an order to the government to map out a long-term plan for addressing water shortage.

It is estimated that the country will fall short of nearly 45 million cubic metres of drinking water next year.