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Jordan and MCC to Sign $275 Million Poverty Reduction Grant


Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 22, 2010

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will preside over the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signing of a $275 million poverty reduction grant with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Monday, October 25th at 10:00 am in the State Department’s Dean Acheson Auditorium. The compact will increase the supply of available water by improving the efficiency of water delivery, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment. Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh will join Secretary Clinton to witness the signing of the compact by MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes and Jordanian Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammad Najjar. The event is open for press coverage.

Pre-set time for cameras: 9:00am
Final access time for all press: 9:45am

For more information please contact:

Amanda Burke, Millennium Challenge Corporation
(202) 521-3901
burkeam@mcc.gov

Office of Press Relations, U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).



PRN: 2010/1507

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