Glassboat marine pollution reduction: Boat renovation and Maintenance Centre
Glassboat marine pollution reduction: Boat renovation and Maintenance Centre
The conservation of the marine environment in Aqaba and boat passenger safety are one of the most important aspects when it comes to boat maintenance. One of the important safety instructions to boat owners is to check and conduct maintenance on boat engines periodically. This will insure the efficient work of the engine and reduce the environmental impacts on the marine environment and land based pollution. For this reason, a boat maintenance centre will be established on a piece of land (1200 m2) granted by ASEZA in the Industrial City of Aqaba. The built hunger will occupy 200 m2 of land and will aid in the renovation and maintenance of 80 glass boats and also cover the maintenance of speed boats.


This project will aim to reduce the marine pollution and marine habital destruction on the coasts of Aqaba through the renovation and upgrading of the current functioning glass boats. This in turn will help organize and improve the performance and efficiency of the glass boats, and minimize land based pollution.This will consequently build an enticement for adopting environmentally friendly practices and thereby increasing the levels of income generated by glass boat owners.
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Project Snapshot

The Aqaba Cooperative Maritime Tourism Society
Area Of Work:
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 304,236.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 10,000.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
How to ensure sustainability for the whole duration of the project? The Society will use the grant as a revolving fund to manage the renovation of the glass boats, thereby allowing project activities to continue beyond the funding period of the project.
Notable Community Participation
The NGO was awarded a grant from Qudorat Program in 2007 after a competitive process to implement the project “Glass Boat Maintenance Centre and Renovation of the Speed Boat”. With the help of JREDS (The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan) and a grant given by GEF/SGP, a project was initiated in 2002 aimed at safe guarding the local marine environment through upgrading the glass boat sector in Aqaba. This entailed in the regulation and organization of the glass boat sector by institutionalizing and influencing new policies and strategies. The society was institutionalized and developed professional working relation with official and community sectors. The society helped improve performance and efficiency of the glass boats in Aqaba thereby improving the levels of income generated by glass boat owners, which, in turn, is an incentive to cooperate in adopting environmentally friendly practice
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Ahmad Abu Ubaid


commercial market, Aqaba
Aqaba ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Anas Abdel Raouf Khasawneh
00962/6/5100420 Ext: 246


UNDP Jordan/ shmeisani, Ishaq Al Edwan street/ P.O.Box 941631
Amman, Arab States, 11183