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This week on Marketplace Middle East

President of the Islamic Development Bank, Ahmad Ali Al-Madani on the the growing co-operation between Islamic countries.
President of the Islamic Development Bank, Ahmad Ali Al-Madani on the the growing co-operation between Islamic countries.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Jordan is one of the driest nations on earth with a diminishing water supply
  • MME looks at the country's multi-billion dollar "Red Sea Project" to alleviate water concerns
  • Plus MME sits down with the President of the Islamic Development Bank

In focus -- Quenching Jordan's Thirst

Jordan is one of the driest nations on earth and as the country's water supply continues to diminish, securing this precious resource is becoming a top priority.

Now the government is embarking on a new multi-billion dollar plan, known as the "Jordan Red Sea Project."

This week MME takes a look at how this project will not only alleviate Jordan's water concerns but may also avert an environmental disaster.

Facetime -- Ahmad Ali Al-Madani, President, Islamic Development Bank

One of the key lessons learned from the financial crisis was the growth and resilience of Islamic finance.

This sector has for the most part has been shielded from the effects of the global downturn and is currently worth $700 billion dollars.

This week MME sits down with the President of the Islamic Development Bank, Ahmad Ali Al-Madani to discuss growing co-operation in Shariah compliant products and trade amongst Islamic countries.

Watch the show this week at the times (GMT) below:

Friday: 0915, 1745
Saturday: 0445
Sunday: 0615,1745