Jordan, July 5, 2018
Royal directive includes social housing in solar energy project

A number of residential care homes and juvenile centres have been included in solar energy projects for electric power generation, under Royal directives, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Implemented in the Madouna area with a capacity of 13 megawatts, solar energy projects included residential care for the elderly, orphans and persons with disabilities.

Minister of Social Development Hala Latouf said the initiative will provide the necessary financial allocations to improve the level of services provided to groups in “dire need of care and attention”.

The initiative came following His Majesty King Abdullah’s meetings with the concerned population, where he pledged to reduce the burden of the electricity bill, which drains these groups’ limited resources.