Red-rose city open to visitors today January 22, 2020

Petra, Jan. 21 (Petra) -- The red-rose city Petra is receiving visitors from around the world as usual, said Suleiman Farajat, Chief Commissioner of the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA).

Farajat told the Jordan News Agency (Petra) that the authority's staff has been working since morning to clear roads from snow in the Petra district and the Wadi Musa - Shobak road.

He called on citizens to adhere to instructions released by relevant authorities and emergency rooms, and to"...

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Audit Bureau president, Dutch envoy discuss supervisory cooperation January 22, 2020

Amman, Jan. 21 (Petra) - President of the Audit Bureau, Assem Haddad, and the Netherlands Ambassador to Jordan, Barbara Joziasse on Tuesday discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in areas related to supervisory work.

Haddad stressed the importance of the Netherlands’s role in supporting and developing performance in many public institutions, including the Audit Bureau.

He said the Bureau is ready to cooperate in serving supervisory work and improving levels of human competencies, as"...

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Cabinet OKs criteria to establish health centers, hospitals January 22, 2020

Amman, Jan. 21 (Petra) -- The Council of Ministers on Tuesday endorsed standards to set up health centers and hospitals in the Kingdom during a session chaired by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz.

Health Minister Saed Jaber told a press conference after the meeting that the cabinet's move was to stop a waste of resources and random expansion of these clinics and hospitals, given the high operating costs and shortage in qualified medical cadres.

The new standards, he pointed out, will allow medical services"...

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Jordan's exports up 8.1pct at JD5.3bln in first 11 months of 2019 January 22, 2020

Amman, Jan. 21 (Petra) -- Jordan's gross exports picked up by 8.1 percent in the first 11 months of 2019 totaling JD5.34 billion against the same period a year earlier, according to official figures.

National exports also expanded by 8.2 percent to JD4.54 billion in the same period while re-exports amounted to JD806 million, the data by the Department of Statistics revealed.

In turn, imports dropped by 4.1 percent to JD12.6 billion in the Jan-Nov period of 2019 compared with the same period in"...

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Clearance companies association calls for easing of goods transport from Syria to Gulf

AMMAN — The Association of Owners of Clearance and Transport Companies has received complaints from traders in Gulf countries about disruption in the transfer of imported goods, especially olive oil, from Syria via Jordan, association President DaifAllah Abu Aqouleh said on Wednesday.

In a press statement, Abu Aqouleh called on concerned authorities to facilitate the transportation of these goods through the Kingdom’s territories to the"...

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Jordan's exports up 8.1pct at JD5.3bln in first 11 months of 2019
January 22, 2020

Amman, Jan. 21 (Petra) -- Jordan's gross exports picked up by 8.1 percent in the first 11 months of 2019 totaling JD5.34 billion against the same period a year earlier, according to official figures.

National exports"...

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Cabinet approves investment bid for Al Majd housing project in Zarqa
January 22, 2020

Amman, Jan. 21 (Petra)-- A cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, on Tuesday, approved the investment bid for the first phase of National Housing Program, related to the Al Majd housing project in Zarqa Governorate....

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Energy sector strategy will focus on reducing costs: Ministry
January 22, 2020

Amman, Jan. 21 (Petra)-- The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources said the comprehensive energy sector strategy for (2020-2030) will be announced after endorsing its final draft by the cabinet.

The strategy includes"...

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