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Israel Ready to Build Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Project with Jordan

Jan. 2, 2019, 8:32 PM

Israel’s regional cooperation minister said the country is ready to move ahead with a multibillion-dollar project with Jordan to pipe water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, an idea that’s been on the drawing board for years.

Tzachi Hanegbi said he expects the Israeli cabinet to approve the Red Sea-Dead Sea project, which will bring water from the Red Sea to a desalination center in the Jordanian port of Aqaba. The brine byproduct will be piped 200 kilometers (125 miles) north to the Dead Sea, a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the...

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