Blog: Economy

Canada Pledges $50 Million Toward Women's and Children's Health

Ottawa, Nov. 7 (Petra) - Canada announced a top-up pledge of CAD $50 million as part of the country's commitment to the "Group of 7" in addressing barriers to education for women and girls in...

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IFC funds new wind power plant in Jordan

AMMAN — The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group announced on Tuesday a financing package of up to $80 million to fund the construction of a new wind power...

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UN Women and WFP implement blockchain at Zaatari and Azraq camps

AMMAN — UN Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Tuesday through a statement that they will start implementing blockchain for the UN Women’s cash for work programmes in Zaatari and...

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Jordan Signs Funding Agreement With 20 Community-Based Organizations

AMMAN — The Ministry of Social Development on Monday signed an agreement with a total of 20 community-Based organisations (CBOs) from across the Kingdom to fund projects aimed at involving more...

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50,000 School Bags Distributed To Syrian Children Ahead Of School Year

AMMAN — Save the Children Jordan on Sunday initiated the distribution of 50,000 school bags filled with stationery items to be used during the upcoming school year, aiming to support vulnerable...

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Tourism To Aqaba Increases By 56% This Year

AMMAN — The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) is working on a plan to boost promotions to the country’s attractions with the aim of attracting tourists from the Gulf counties, Asia and Europe, an...

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Jordan Issues More Than 100,000 Work Permits For Syrians

AMMAN — The Ministry of Labour has issued over 106,000 work permits for Syrian refugees so far while the number of workers in the informal economy remains at an estimated 300,000, head of the...

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JD2b Project Planned For North Aqaba

AMMAN — The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) will offer tenders early next year for the implementation of a JD2 billion scheme to develop the northern one of Aqaba, its chief...

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Jordan Central Bank Issues License To Microfund For Women

Amman, Apr.9 (Petra) -- The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) issued a license to Microfund for Women, through which it monitors and supervises the company's various activities.

 

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World Bank Provides $348,000 Grant To Ajloun Municipality

Ajloun, April 10 (Petra)--The World Bank extended a $348,000 grant to Ajloun Municipality to help it implement a number of infrastructure projects.

 

Ajloun Mayor Hassan Al Zghoul...

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