Jordan, January 21, 2019
Finance Committee reviews recycling project, real estate violations

AMMAN — The Lower House’s Finance Committee on Sunday discussed violations related to a waste sorting and recycling project, and justifications for lowering the value of land belonging to the Greater Amman Municipality, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During an investigative meeting with the former mayor of Amman, Aqel Biltaji, lawmaker Khaled Bakkar said that the land was sold at a lower price, provided it would not be used for commercial purposes, as it was an endowment.

Bakkar said that a school was built on the land, based on a committee’s study, which considered the endowment had a public benefit and was a nonprofit. Regarding waste sorting and recycling, the committee postponed its final decision until it received more documentation.