Program Grant Aid for Environment and Climate Change
The Handing-Over Ceremony of the Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System was held.
March 13, 2012
Solar Electricity Generation System at Dead Sea Panorama Complex
Mr. Al-Fayez, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities explaining the PV System to Mr. Mito, Head of ODA Mission
Dead Sea Panorama Complex, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan -- at the Dead Sea Panorama Complex located at the top of the cliff besides the Dead Sea, the Handing-Over Ceremony of the Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System was held with the attendance of Mr. Nayef Al-Fayez, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities and Mr. Junichi Kosuge, the Japanese Ambassador to Jordan. The Solar Electricity Generation System installed in the Project is owned by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and operated by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature. In the ceremony, the attendees were impressed by Japanese technology and future potentiality of the solar energy in the "Kingdom of the Sun", since Jordan has been suffering from unsustainable energy supply.
About 3 years ago, JICS conducted a survey on the installation of the Solar Electricity Generation System in Jordan. Both survey and procurement have been implemented by JICS with cooperation of the Consultant and the Contractor in accordance with the Japanese governmental initiative, titled "Cool Earth Partnership" for tackling greenhouse gases which cause the climate change.
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has been initiating "Eco-Tourism" to raise awareness of the importance of nature preservation to the tourists visiting the Kingdom. The Dead Sea is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Jordan; at the same time, it is the most affected place by the climate change and environmental disruption. The water level in the Dead Sea has dropped 25m in the past 40 years. The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature has alerted the visitors to the environmental crisis. The Solar Electricity Generation System will be the "Solar Gem" symbolising the effort of the Dead Sea Panorama Complex to preserve the natural environment.
Dead Sea Panorama Complex
Panoramic View of Dead Sea from Dead Sea Panorama Complex