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Gov't raises JTB's budget in 2019May 23, 2019

Amman, May.21 (Petra) -- The government raised the budget allocated to the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) in 2019 to JD17 million after it had allocated JD9 million in this year's budget.

The government granted the JTB, as the tourism's marketing arm, a support that aligns with the Kingdom's economic conditions, and that this support contributed to the increase of tourism sector performance indicators for 2018, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on Tuesday.
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Gov’t nearly doubles tourism board allocations in light of sector’s rising revenueMay 23, 2019

AMMAN — The government has increased the Jordan Tourism Board's (JTB) allocations in 2019 from JD9 million to JD17 million, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said on Tuesday.

A ministry statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, said the decision to increase the JTB’s budget was made taking into consideration the board’s role as the tourism marketing arm of Jordan.

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Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment Program Completes First Successful ApplicationMay 22, 2019

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PM explains ministry not needed with restructured investment commission, new presidentMay 20, 2019

AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Sunday justified the decision to cancel the investment ministry as there has never been a minister for investment.

During a meeting with the Lower House’s Investment Committee, Razzaz said that there has always been an investment commission with a council and president who partakes in all relevant panels, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

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Razzaz outlines government’s economic approach for upcoming phaseMay 20, 2019

AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Sunday discussed with the Lower House’s Economic and Investment Committee the government’s restructuring plans for the economic and investment sectors, with focus on the energy and the Investment Commission files.

The premier said that the creation of the Ministry of Local Administration aims at keeping up with recent changes and boosting coordination between the governorates and municipal"...

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QRF, Zain Jordan renew cooperation agreementMay 19, 2019

AMMAN — The Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF) and Zain Jordan on Saturday renewed their strategic agreement that seeks to enhance cooperation between the two institutions, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

As part of the agreement, Zain Jordan will continue to support the QRF’s various programmes and initiatives in the fields of education and development, which aim at providing the youth with knowledge,"...

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Crown Prince joins young volunteers participating in national clean-up campaignMay 12, 2019

Amman, May 11 (Petra) –– His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II on Saturday joined young volunteers in Husban Forest, who are participating in the national clean-up campaign, launched as part of Urdon Al Nakhwa initiative.

In its current cycle, the clean-up campaign is targeting tourist and archaeological sites that are part of the Jordan Trail, as well as public parks and areas.

The campaign is implemented as a joint national effort among public and civil society"...

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Gov’t announces issuance of last batch of payments for 510 indebted Jordanian womenMay 7, 2019

AMMAN — Marking the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Abdul Nasser Abul Bassal on Monday announced the issuance of the sixth and last batch of payments to cover the debts of 510 gharimat (indebted women).

Combined, the debts of the 510 women, some of whom have been jailed, stands at JD451,110, according to a statement that was carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

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Gov’t pledges market oversight, measures to set price ceiling ‘if necessary’May 7, 2019

AMMAN — The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply on Monday said it has intensified inspection rounds on various markets and shops to monitor the price range and supplies of foodstuff and edible commodities.

In a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, the ministry also pledged to make sure that prices are not raised during the month of Ramadan.

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King meets with Jordanian entrepreneursMay 6, 2019

Amman, May 5 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah met on Sunday with a number of young Jordanian entrepreneurs at Al Husseiniya Palace, to identify suggestions and solutions to enhance entrepreneurship in Jordan.

During the meeting, attended by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, King Abdullah stressed his support for young Jordanian entrepreneurs, expressing pride in their dedication and enthusiasm.

His Majesty called for unifying efforts to overcome challenges facing the sector, urging an action plan with"...

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