According to “Jordan Times”, Minister of Environment Khalid Irani and Minister of Industry and Trade Sharif Zu’bi inaugurated a US$3.5m dust filter installed by the Jordan Cement Factories Company (JCFC) to help reduce emissions. The two ministers underlined the government’s commitment to rectifying the environmental situation of all institutions and factories in the Kingdom. JCFC Director General Rashid Ben Yakhlaf said the filter is part of the company’s efforts to address environmental concerns. The project seeks to conserve the environment and comply with ISO 14001 regulations. In the past, Fuheis residents have staged several protests in front of the company against the pollution affecting their town from cement fallout, noise, and other factory byproducts. The filter, which replaced the old and ineffective de-dusting system, utilizes advanced technology to reduce dust emissions and has a competence rate of more than 98 per cent.
The dust content emitted by the new filter will be less than 20mg/Nm3, well under the legal level of 250 mg/Nm3 permitted by law.