Blog: Economy

People Need to See a Safe, Effective Transport System in Place — King

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday chaired two meetings to identify progress made in the government›s plans to improve transport in Jordan and achieve goals set for the renewable...

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Empowered ‘Ladies of Umm Al Jimal’ Set Up Entrepreneurial Activities

AMMAN — The women involved in a joint programme initiated by UNESCO in partnership with UN Women recently had the opportunity to showcase their work for guests.

The European Parliament...

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Tenders Floated for Various Projects in Petra

AMMAN — The Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) recently floated tenders for investment projects in Petra city worth JD100 million, PDTRA President Mohammad Nawafleh said on...

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Japan Provides Jordan with $21.6M Grant for Water Sector

AMMAN — Japan will provide an additional grant of $21,616,344 to Jordan under an agreement signed by the Planning and International Cooperation Ministry and the Japanese government on Monday.  ...

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Royal Air Force Granted License to Generate Solar Energy

AMMAN — The Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission has granted the Royal Air Force a license to generate electricity from solar energy, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Tuesday. The...

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IMF Praises Jordan’s Progress in Economic Correction

AMMAN — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised Jordan’s economic correction measures and the Central Bank of Jordan’s (CBJ) policies geared towards monetary stability.

The...

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His Majesty King Abdullah II Inaugurates Mideast’s First Major International Research Centre

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday inaugurated the Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) international research centre, the first of its...

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Planning Ministry Tasked with Drafting Executive Plan to Spur Economy

AMMAN –– The Council of Ministers Tuesday entrusted the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation to put forward an executive plan and performance criteria for the recently-endorsed 2018-...

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US Aid to Jordan in 2017 Totals $1.3 billion, Minister

AMMAN –– Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury said Tuesday that US basic aid to Jordan this year totaled about $1.3 billion under the budget endorsed by Congress late...

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International Conference Calls for Assisting Jordan in Shouldering Refugee Burden

AMMAN -- An international conference on refugees in the Middle East, currently underway in Amman, urged the international community to help Jordan in shouldering major burdens arising from a...

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