Labour force implementing gov’t tenders must be Jordanian, says PM June 30, 2016

AMMAN — Any government tender floated by the Public Works Ministry must clearly require that the labour force implementing it be Jordanian, Prime
Minister Hani Mulki said Wednesday.

Speaking at a Cabinet meeting, Mulki instructed Public Works Minister Sami Halaseh to see to it that all government tenders are implemented by Jordanian workforce unless it is absolutely necessary to hire others with specific"...

Continue Reading >

Amman sanitation workers face heavy workload before Eid June 30, 2016

AMMAN — Organic materials constitute between 60 and 65 per cent of household waste produced during the fasting month of Ramadan, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) said on Wednesday.

The amount of household waste produced in Amman has increased in the last week of Ramadan, said Basem Tarawneh, the deputy director of the GAM for districts and environment affairs.

...

Continue Reading >

King visits civil status agency as smart ID project ready June 30, 2016

AMMAN – His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday visited the Civil Status and Passports Department (CSPD) and checked on work, services provided to the public and progress in issuing the civil identification smart cards.

During the visit, which coincided with launching the smart ID project, His Majesty obtained his own smart ID card.

His"...

Continue Reading >

Gov’t ‘committed’ to cooperating with civil society on human rights — Momani June 30, 2016

AMMAN — The government on Wednesday stressed the need to strengthen collaboration with civil society to safeguard human rights in the Kingdom.

“The Jordanian government is committed to safeguarding the human rights of all citizens, and the best way to do it is through strong collaboration with civil society,” said Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani, who was representing Prime Minister Hani Mulki.

...

Continue Reading >

JD17 million refurbishments under way for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Work is under way at the King Abdullah II International Stadium as Jordan prepares to host the biggest sporting event in its history, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) said on Saturday.


The stadium will host 8 of 32 matches in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which opens in September, said Nemah Qatnani, the GAM’s executive director for"...

Continue Reading >

Gov’t ‘committed’ to cooperating with civil society on human rights — Momani
June 30, 2016

AMMAN — The government on Wednesday stressed the need to strengthen collaboration with civil society to safeguard human rights in the Kingdom.

“The Jordanian government is committed to safeguarding the human rights of all citizens, and the best way to do it is through strong"......

Continue Reading

Dealers expect prices of used cars to go up following tax hikes
June 30, 2016

AMMAN — Prices of used cars are expected to go up by JD600 to JD3,000 in the domestic market due to recent tax hikes by the government, according to automobile dealers.

...

Continue Reading

EMRC awards 25-year licence to power generation project in Zarqa
June 30, 2016

AMMAN — The Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) on Wednesday granted a 25-year licence to the electricity generation project at Al Hussein Thermal Power Station in Zarqa, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

...

Continue Reading

Stock Market

TEPIX - 25094

New York Times Feed