International Advisory Group recommends use of large nuclear reactors December 17, 2017

The International Advisory Group (IAG) tasked with reviewing Jordan’s progress in implementing its nuclear programme recommended that Jordan expand its options in diversifying energy resources to include large nuclear reactors and support them with Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) to address the increasing demand on energy in Jordan.

The recommendations came in a report prepared by the IAG , which is chaired by former premier Marouf Bakhit. The IAG was formed in November 2015 to provide consultations on the"...

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Jordan achieved progress on business indicators, minister December 17, 2017

State Minister for Investment Affairs Muhannad Shihadeh said Jordan has achieved progress in recent years on a number of business indicators including Doing Business report in which Jordan gained 15 places (118 in 2017 compared to 103 in 2016).

In a dialogue session held by the Jordan Strategy Forum, the minister said that Jordan Investment Commission gives special attention to business and investment indicators as the investment environment is important for doing business, which will lead to further economic growth....

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Minister: Aviation industry important for the national economy December 17, 2017

Transport Minister Jamil Mjahid on Saturday checked on the Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission's (CARC) key achievements, challenges, opportunities and efforts exerted to upgrade the industry.

'Jordan enjoys a good international reputation, in addition to having one of the best airlines in the world that apply international aviation safety and security standards,' said Mujahid.

In a meeting with CARC Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Haitham Mesto, and a number of Commissioners and"...

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‘Jordan keen on improving rankings on business indicators’ December 17, 2017

State Minister for Investment Affairs Mohannad Shehadeh on Saturday said that Jordan has advanced on various business indicators, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The Kingdom has advanced from 118th to 103rd on the Doing Business Index, 56th to 49th on the Global Entrepreneurship Index, and from 70th to 58th on Global Talent Competitiveness Index, according to Petra.

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Jordan, World Bank sign $200-million financing agreement

The Jordanian Government and the World Bank (WB), on Tuesday, signed a soft loan and grant agreement worth $200 million to support the budget and finance a reform program targeting the education sector in the Kingdom. The agreement was inked by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Imad Fakhoury and Vice-President of the World Bank for Middle East and North Africa Hafez Ghanem.

Under the agreement, the WB will extend a $147.7-million concessional loan, in addition to a $52.3-million grant provided"...

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‘Jordan keen on improving rankings on business indicators’
December 17, 2017

State Minister for Investment Affairs Mohannad Shehadeh on Saturday said that Jordan has advanced on various business indicators, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The"...

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‘Imported goods major hurdle for national industries’
December 17, 2017

Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) President Senator Ziad Homsi said that around 61 per cent of Jordan’s imports are exempted from custom duties under trade agreements in which some commodities negatively affect the national industries,"...

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Construction of Sahafa Tunnel overpass reaches 40 per cent
December 17, 2017

Forty per cent of the construction of the Sahafa (Press) Tunnel overpass of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has been accomplished, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Saturday.

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