"Ensuring an uninterrupted supply of energy will constitute one of the biggest challenges facing the Jordanian government in the next five years, in view of growing local demand and the rise in international energy prices," said a report published Monday by the ministry of energy.
The report projected an increase in demand for energy, especially electricity.
The cost of imported energy in the past five years reached $3.64 billion, including $1.7 billion only last year, the report said.
The report noted that the Jordanian government is planning a new strategy aimed at reducing the consumption of imported energy and achieving a balance between imports and exports.
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