USEK University is the first Lebanese university to adopt Cambridge English QualificationsMarch 18, 2018

Students at Lebanon’s Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) will now be able to gain prestigious Cambridge English certificates, thanks to a new agreement. USEK is the first Lebanese university to formally recognise Cambridge English Qualifications.

The Language Center at the Faculty of letters at Holy Spirit University-Kaslik (USEK) between the University and Cambridge Assessment English, a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge."...

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KONE Wins Order for Msheireb Downtown Doha Project in QatarMarch 18, 2018

KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order for 72 elevators and escalators for Phase Four, the last phase to complete Msheireb Downtown Doha, a pioneering project developed to revive Qatar's old commercial centre.

Msheireb Downtown Doha is a leading force in smart city intelligence and one of the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration"...

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‘10,000 electric car charging stations to be built in Jordan’ March 17, 2018

The German-based company eCharge and local stakeholders have signed cooperation agreements to build more than 10,000 smart electric vehicle charging stations in the Kingdom, Amr Abdou, head of business development at the company, said on Wednesday.

Speaking to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on the sidelines of the 10th Afaq economic conference being held at the Dead Sea area, Abdou said that the agreements were signed after evaluating studies prepared by a Jordanian company on the number of electric vehicles in"...

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RJ resumes flights to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah March 17, 2018

Royal Jordanian will resume its scheduled flights between Amman and each of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, in northern Iraq as of April 1, 2018, the airline said in a statement Friday.

It said RJ passengers on these routes will enjoy the added benefit of reduced round-trip fares, at JD280, in an offer valid from March 16 to March 31, 2018, for travel to take place between April 1 and June 8, 2018. RJ will operate 10 weekly flights to Erbil and four weekly flights to Sulaymaniyah.

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Crown Prince meets Jordanian students in U.S. March 17, 2018

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday met with Jordanian students studying in U.S. universities.

During the meeting, which took place at the Jordanian embassy in Washington, the Crown Prince voiced his pride in the students' efforts in pursuing highest degrees of scientific achievement and acquiring the knowledge and skills which would redound to their performance after graduation.

The Crown Prince also emphasized the Jordanian youths have the determination to achieve"...

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Stakeholders hail project to install 10,000 electric car charging stations March 17, 2018

Installing thousands of charging stations in Jordan will help the deteriorating car-dealing sector mitigate economic burdens on citizens and positively impact the environment, stakeholders said on Thursday.

The German-based company eCharge and local stakeholders on Wednesday signed cooperation agreements to build more than 10,000 smart electric vehicle charging stations in the Kingdom, Amr Abdou, head of business development at the company, told the"...

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Campaign wins waste transfer plant relocation battle near Jerash forest March 17, 2018

A grassroots campaign lobbying against the construction of a solid waste transfer and segregation plant near Jerash forests succeeded in having the project relocated, a member of the campaign said on Thursday.

The tract of land chosen by the Jerash Greater Municipality for the construction of the plant will instead house a project supporting environmental sustainability of the governorate’s Merad Municipality, according to Hala Murad, president"...

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New factory to create 500 jobs in Northern Jordan Valley March 17, 2018

The Central Employment Directorate of the Ministry of Labour on Thursday finished receiving job applications for a new factory branch in the Northern Jordan Valley, which plans to employ 500 workers, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The project was established in cooperation with Irbid Employment Directorate and Norseen Company for Garment Industry.

The ministry's"...

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Jordan urges better planning to address water scarcity March 17, 2018

Deputising for Prime Minister Hani Mulki, Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Sima Bahous on Wednesday submitted the final report of the panel to UN Secretary General António Guterres.

In her remarks at a ceremony dedicated for publicising the report, which is titled 'Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water Action', Bahous said that water scarcity is a top priority for Jordan, which ranks the third poorest in the world"...

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42 per cent of street lights switched to energy friendly bulbs March 17, 2018

Progress on a project to retrofit the capital’s street lights with energy-saving bulbs reached 42 per cent, a municipal official said on Thursday.

Started in 2015 by the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), the project aims to reduce electricity usage in cooperation with the Jordan Electric Power Company, according to the official.

“The ultimate goal of the project"...

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