'Cooperation between citizens, public institutions key to climate-resilient infrastructure' October 20, 2019

AMMAN — The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) does its “utmost” to build a climate-resilient infrastructure, Deputy City Manager for Districts and Environmental Affairs at GAM Hosam Nejdawi said.

Climate change has clearly impacted rainfall patterns, causing heavy down pours in different areas, which has become difficult to overlook, Nejdawi told The Jordan Times on Wednesday.

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€45 million agreement for renewable energy projects inked October 20, 2019

Amman, Oct 17 (Petra) –– The Cities and Villages Development Bank and the European Investment Bank, the European Union's financial arm, have signed an agreement to finance the energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in municipalities worth €45 million.

It was signed by Cities and Villages Development Bank Director General Osama Al-Azzam and European Investment Bank representative in the Middle East, Flavia Palanza, in the presence of the European Union Ambassador to Jordan Maria Hadjitheodosiou....

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Agreement inked to attract expatriate, foreign investors October 20, 2019

AMMAN — With the aim of encouraging expatriates and foreign businesspeople to invest in Jordan, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday between local entities.

The MoU, which was signed between the Businesspeople Association of Jordanian Expatriates (BAJE) and the Jordan Free and Development Zones Group (JFDZG), aims at boosting investment opportunities in the free trade zone areas.

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Bankruptcy in clothing sector signals urgent need for tax cuts — syndicate- October 20, 2019

AMMAN — Many clothing and footwear shops have gone bankrupt in September and October, and in response, the government should urgently reduce sales tax from 16 per cent to 8 per cent, President of the Textile and Readymade Clothes Syndicate Muneer Deyeh said on Thursday.

“Sales tax is indirect; imposed on the poor and the rich at the same rate, and 74 per cent of the government’s revenues come from this tax while only 24 per cent comes"...

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JFDA withdraws Zantac from pharmacies over carcinogen fears

AMMAN — Zantac, a medicine used as an anti-acid and to treat ulcers, has recently been withdrawn from pharmacies, according to the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA).

The JFDA withdrew the drug, prescribed in tablet form and as an injection, in response to a circulation by global health institutions about small quantities of the contaminant N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), detected in the medicine, according to a JFDA statement made available"...

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Bankruptcy in clothing sector signals urgent need for tax cuts — syndicate-
October 20, 2019

AMMAN — Many clothing and footwear shops have gone bankrupt in September and October, and in response, the government should urgently reduce sales tax from 16 per cent to 8 per cent, President of the Textile and Readymade Clothes"...

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Jordan’s Maraka shares stage with Lebanon’s Adonis
October 20, 2019

AMMAN — On Friday night, Jordanian singer and pianist Aziz Maraka played a double concert with the Lebanese band Adonis at the Roman Theatre in Amman.

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Jabal Hussein tactile pavement construction ‘nearing completion’
October 20, 2019

AMMAN — Aiming at unifying navigational patterns for people who are blind or have a visual impairment, the Greater Amman Municipality’s (GAM) project to install tactile pavements in the Jabal Hussein neighbourhood will"...

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