A statement from the ministry of planning said the donation falls within the framework of USAID economic assistance to Jordan in the years 2004-2009. It was the first disbursement of grants allocated for 2005 amounting to $43 million.
The agreement was signed by the minister of planning and international cooperation Suheir Ali and the U.S. Charge D'Affaires in Amman David Hill at USAID's office in the Jordanian capital.
The money will be used to finance infrastructure projects such as water networks and sewage as well in creating economic opportunities and boosting social development.