Textile, clothing syndicate president calls for intervention to ‘rescue sector’ November 17, 2019

AMMAN — Jordan’s Textile and Readymade Clothes Syndicate President Munir Deyyeh on Friday said that sales have declined by 35 per cent in 2019 compared to 2018, which also saw a decline compared to previous years.

The clothing and footwear sector has been affected by the economic challenges faced by the Kingdom, coinciding with challenges particular to the sector that are yet to be resolved, including increased customs fees and employment"...

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WFP takes Azraq hydroponics project to world stage at Paris Peace Forum November 16, 2019

AMMAN — The World Food Programme’s (WFP) “H2Grow” project, a soil-less hydroponics technique that that was implemented in Azraq and is now attracting global attention, was presented this week at the second annual Paris Peace Forum, according to the WFP.

The peace forum, which was held from November 11 to 13, brought together world leaders, international organisations, NGOs, companies, universities and many others to focus on"...

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Real estate central to national economy — PM- November 16, 2019

AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Thursday emphasised the importance of the housing, real estate and construction sector as a vital engine to the national economy.

Razzaz, during a meeting with representatives from the housing, real estate and construction sector, highlighted the government's recent decision to stimulate the real estate and housing market, noting that trade volume in the sector, during the last two weeks increased by 93"...

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Kingdom clocks JD3.47b in tourism revenues — CBJ- November 16, 2019

AMMAN — Jordan’s tourism revenues increased to JD3.47 billion (around $4.9 billion) by the end of November 2019, registering a 9.4-per cent increase compared with the same period in 2018, according to statistics by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ).

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Majd Shweikeh said that the increase in the Kingdom’s visitors in general, and overnight tourists in particular, has greatly contributed to revenue growth,"...

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Water minister affirms importance of exchanging expertise with the GCC

Amman, Nov. 11 (Petra)-Minister of Water and Irrigation Raed Abu Saud stressed the importance of activating the agreements between Jordan and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to benefit from joint expertise, to harness the Jordanian experience in the fields of water and sanitation management, to deal with emergency and flood incidents and to benefit from Amman's pioneering development programs.

Abu Saud made the remarks during his meeting with Abdulmalik Al Sheikh, Head of the GCC Economic Affairs sector,"...

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Kingdom clocks JD3.47b in tourism revenues — CBJ-
November 16, 2019

AMMAN — Jordan’s tourism revenues increased to JD3.47 billion (around $4.9 billion) by the end of November 2019, registering a 9.4-per cent increase compared with the same period in 2018, according to statistics by the"...

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PM, Russia minister discuss trade, agriculture cooperation
November 16, 2019

AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Thursday expressed the Kingdom's keenness to enhance Jordanian-Russian ties in various political, economic, agricultural and cultural fields.

Razzaz,"...

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Jordan Atomic Energy Commission chief recounts milestones for Kingdom
November 16, 2019

AMMAN — Jordan continues to play a leading role in many of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) activities and believes in the importance of its mission, Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission"...

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