GOVERNMENT

Gov’t amends conditions to grant nationality, permanent residency to investorsNovember 13, 2018

AMMAN — The Cabinet on Monday amended conditions set in February this year to grant investors Jordanian nationality or residency, a Cabinet statement said.

The new rules entailed changes to several previous instructions, allowing, for example, investors who have been present in the country to apply and obtain the same privileges as new peers.

Investors are offered"...

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Joint Cabinet-Lower House meeting identifies government priorities for coming periodNovember 13, 2018

AMMAN — Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh, members of the House’s Permanent Bureau and heads of committees on Monday met with Prime Minister Omar Razzaz and a group of ministers, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Discussions during the meeting, held in the Lower House, focused on the implementation of the pillars included in the Speech from the Throne as a joint task for the government and Parliament, the government's priorities"...

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Social development minister launches programme to promote lifelong learningNovember 13, 2018

AMMAN — Minister of Social Development Basma Ishaqat on Monday launched the “Development We Need for the Future We Want”, an initiative to promote the concept of adult education and lifelong learning.

Established in partnership with the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association, the initiative builds on Goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

During"...

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Zawati inaugurates Daehan wind power plantNovember 11, 2018

AMMAN — Energy Minister Hala Zawati on Saturday inaugurated the 50-megawatt Daehan wind power plant in Tafileh, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The Daehan project was developed by two Korean sponsors, KOSPO and Daelim Energy. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) provided a $10 million loan and also acted as lead arranger, mobilising parallel loans of $26 million from Managed Co-Lending Portfolio Programme, $27.7 million from"...

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Programme launched to support Jordanian exportsNovember 8, 2018

AMMAN — The Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI), in cooperation with the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries at the Dutch Foreign Ministry and the International Labour Organisation, on Wednesday launched a programme to support Jordanian exports to international markets.

JCI Director General Maher Mahrouq, told the Jordan News Agency, Petra,"...

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Sharjah Wins Top Honour for RMB 2 Billion Panda Bond At GFC Media Group AwardsNovember 7, 2018

The Government of Sharjah won the “Sovereign Debt Finance Deal of the Year” award at the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Awards Middle East for the successful issuance of an RMB 2 billion, or US$ 316 million, Panda Bond. The award was presented by the leading international media organisation GFC Media Group.

The award recognises that the issuance, completed in February 2018, represented the culmination of a lengthy and unfamiliar, and ultimately"...

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Queen chairs Jordan River Foundation’s annual board of trustees meeting-November 5, 2018

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Sunday chaired the annual meeting of the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) Board of Trustees, which discussed the foundation’s major achievements this year and its strategy for the next, a statement by Her Majesty’s Office said.

Held at the Queen Rania Family and Child Centre in Jabal Al Nasr, the board meeting began with a presentation by JRF Director General Enaam Barrishi, who updated Her Majesty"...

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Arab education forum kicks off November 5, 2018

AMMAN — The Third Arab Regional Meeting on Education 2030, titled “Aligning curriculum, teachers and learning assessment to reach SDG4 targets in the Arab States”, kicked off on Sunday at the Dead Sea, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The meeting was organised by the UNESCO Regional Office for Education in the Arab States — Beirut, in cooperation with UNESCO partners. The meeting will address key aspects of quality"...

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Crown Prince addresses developers, industry experts at gaming summit November 5, 2018

AMMAN — HRH Crown Prince Hussein on Sunday addressed the importance of gaming and its influence on the youth of Jordan.

“The industry of gaming is rapidly growing and we realise its importance to the youth in Jordan and elsewhere in the world,” Prince Hussein said.

The Crown Prince's remarks were made during a session that took place on the second"...

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PM: Finance Ministry has a say on purchase of government furniture, equipment November 4, 2018

Amman, Nov 3 (Petra) –– Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz said on Saturday that all ministries, official entities and public institutions should not submit requests for the purchase of furniture, supplies or other equipment unless the Finance Ministry decides whether needed funds are available in the general budget law.

The move is part of the governmet's austerity strategy, and is meant to control the purchase of furniture, appliances and other supplies and ensure that the general Budget would not"...

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