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    Al Hussein Technical University and Jordan GBC sign MoU November 21, 2017

    A memorandum of understanding was signed on Monday between Al Hussein Technical University (HTU) founded by the Crown Prince Foundation and Jordan Green Building Council as part of the two parties' efforts to develop new fields of cooperation in the areas of exchange of experiences, training and awareness.

    The agreement which was signed at HTU campus in King Hussein Business Park, Amman, was signed by H.E. Prof. Labib Al Khadra; HTU President and Jordan GBC Chairman Eng. Abdullah Bdeir.

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    Jordan, Palestine seek further investment cooperation November 21, 2017

    The Palestinian-Jordanian Business Forum on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Federation of Palestinian chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture to enhance economic cooperation and promote investment opportunities between the two countries.

    Under the MoU, the two sides will devote attention to investing in Jerusalem, as to attract investments and strengthen the steadfastness of Jerusalemites in the face of judaization schemes.

    The memo was signed by chairman of the"...

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    Parliamentary committee, Turkish ambassador discuss cooperation November 21, 2017

    Chairman of the Jordanian-Turkish Parliamentary Friendship committee MP Mohammad Ayasrah on Monday discussed with Turkish Ambassador here Murat Karagoz issues of mutual concern and ways to foster bilateral relations in the various fields.

    Talks during the meeting touched on means to bolster mutual parliamentary and socio-economic ties, Ayasrah said, lauding the two countries' ties as 'historic and long-standing'.

    He said Ankara's role in Mideast issues is 'key and influential,'"...

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    JIEC to showcase investment opportunities at 3rd Silk Road ConferenceNovember 21, 2017

    Jordan Industrial Estates Corporation (JIEC) has showcased investment opportunities in its participation at the 3rd 'Silk Road' Conference deliberations, held under auspices of Jordanian-Palestinian Business Forum.

    The JIEC's President/CEO, Loay Sehwail, said in a statement the number of countries taking part in this initiative stood at 30 and over 500 business leaders, which signals to the Kingdom's stability and lucrative environment to launch investment, economic and industrial enterprises....

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    Jordan, a gateway for reconstruction projects in region, official November 21, 2017

    Jordan Investment Commission Secretary General Faridoun Hartoqa said Monday that Jordan is a gateway and a launchpad for reconstruction projects in war-ravaged Syria and Iraq.

    He told the Silk Road3 business conference held in Amman that many sectors had great opportunities to contribute to reconstruction projects in the region, estimated at about 500 billion dollars, the most important among these are infrastructure, health, energy, construction, education and housing.

    Hartouqa pointed to the major"...

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    Jordan, Ukraine look forward to strengthening bilateral ties November 21, 2017

    Jordan and Ukraine see “eye to eye” on various international issues and are keen on increasing cooperation in various fields, especially in higher education, according to Ukrainian ambassador in Amman, Serhiy Pasko.

    The two countries, which initiated diplomatic ties in 1992, enjoy solid relations, with a large room for strengthening cooperation in the areas of tourism, commerce and pharmaceuticals, the ambassador said in an interview"...

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    JD5m solar plant launched for The Islamic Charity Centre Society November 21, 2017

    Energy Minister Saleh Kharabsheh on Monday inaugurated an electricity-generating project using solar panels for The Islamic Charity Centre Society, with a capacity of 4MW, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. The “one of a kind” project, worth JD5 million, is partially supported by the EU at an amount of 700,000 euros. Deputising for Prime Minister Hani Mulki, Kharabsheh said that the pioneering project is one of 9 projects being funded by the EU, most of which were implemented by the ministry.


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    Jordan distributes 2nd batch of aid to Rohingya refugees November 21, 2017

    The Rohingya Relief Campaign on Monday distributed the second batch of aid under the campaign implemented by the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) and professional associations to help Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh. The aid, part of the first phase of the campaign, included blankets, mats and coats, while the first batch included food items, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

    The Jordanian delegation arrived in"...

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    Truck owners protest against new phosphate transportation system November 21, 2017

    Owners of trucks transporting phosphate from Hasa mines to Aqaba on Monday organised a strike on Al Ais road in front of the Public Works Department, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

    Truck owners called on official bodies to cancel the sharing system and maintain the percentage system that stipulates allocating 40 per cent of transporting phosphate to truck drivers of the local community.


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    Jordan: European tourists increase by 12% percent November 21, 2017

    The number of European tourists to Jordan increased by 12% during the first ten months of the year, representing a positive performance for the struggling sector, government figures showed on Monday.

    A total of 420,000 European tourists arrived in the country after authorities took measures to promote tourism and facilitate visitor entry.

    Meanwhile, the number of visitors from the oil-rich Gulf countries also increased by 6% to reach about 500,000 over the same period.

    Tourism is considered"...

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