SSIF reviews 2019 milestones, looks to future investment opportunities February 20, 2020

AMMAN — The Social Security Investment Fund (SSIF) is seeking strategic partnerships with private sector investors and developers that are interested in 'thoroughly looking into' potential investment opportunities in the infrastructure, agriculture, healthcare, tourism and real estate sectors, SSIF CEO Kholoud Saqqaf said on Wednesday at a discussion session hosted by the Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF).

According to an SSIF statement made"...

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Pumping of natural gas from Egypt to Kingdom resumed — NEPCO- February 20, 2020

AMMAN — Director General of the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) Amjad Rawashdeh on Wednesday confirmed the resumption of pumping Egyptian natural gas to the Kingdom, according to the quantities and contractual terms agreed upon between Jordan and Egypt.

Regarding the reason for the disruption during the past few days, Rawashdeh said that it was 'for purely technical reasons”, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

In"...

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Amman Hackathon works to kindle innovation, investment connections February 20, 2020

AMMAN — The University of Jordan’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (UJIEC) held an Industrial Innovation Hackathon from Sunday to Tuesday, with the aim of discovering the creativity of participants, encouraging local innovation, attracting innovative mindsets and linking entrepreneurs to investors and supporting institutions.

The hackathon, conducted at the Zinc Incubator at the University of Jordan, was the second instalment of UJIEC’s"...

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Government announces 22 projects under the public-private sector partnership February 20, 2020

Amman, Feb. 19 (Petra)- Advisor to the Prime Minister, Head of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Mahmoud Khoshman, reviewed on Wednesday 22 projects within the partnership program.

Khoshman, during an executive session organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan (AmCham-Jordan), said the new projects in the port city of Aqaba include a new multi-purpose port, a liquids and oil products facility, a distribution network for natural gas, and an e-commerce center at King Hussein International Airport....

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Tourism revenue grew 11.4% in January 2020 — CBJ figures

AMMAN — The Kingdom's tourism revenue increased during January 2020 to reach JD361.8 million, or 11.4 per cent of national revenues, compared with 9.1 per cent during the same month of 2019, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Preliminary data issued by the Central Bank of Jordan on Wednesday indicated that the increase came as a result of the rise in the total number of tourists by 12.1 per cent to reach 478,900 tourists, compared to"...

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Government announces 22 projects under the public-private sector partnership
February 20, 2020

Amman, Feb. 19 (Petra)- Advisor to the Prime Minister, Head of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Mahmoud Khoshman, reviewed on Wednesday 22 projects within the partnership program.

Khoshman, during an executive session"...

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Japan announces grant of $1m to UNHCR in Jordan
February 20, 2020

AMMAN — Building upon its long-term support to Syrian refugees in Jordan, the Government of Japan has announced that it will grant an additional $1 million to the UNHCR in 2020, a UNHCR statement said on Wednesday.

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Tourism minister, Chechen counterpart discuss cooperation
February 20, 2020

Amman, Feb. 19 (Petra) -- Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Majd Shweikeh, and her Chechen counterpart, Muslim Baytazev,and an accompanying delegation, Wednesday, held a meeting in Amman for a discussion on tourism cooperation....

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