Blog: Economy

$7.3B Jordan Response Plan Endorsed

AMMAN — The government of Jordan and the international community on Thursday endorsed the Jordan Response Platform (JRP) for the Syria Crisis for the next three years, worth $7.3 billion.

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Agreement To Launch Agricultural Sector Employment Programme Signed

AMMAN —  The Labour Ministry, the Amman Greater Municipality, Merchant Union of Vegetables and Fruits Export and Employment-Technical and Vocational Education Training Fund on Tuesday signed a...

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Agreement To Launch Agricultural Sector Employment Programme Signed

AMMAN —  The Labour Ministry, the Amman Greater Municipality, Merchant Union of Vegetables and Fruits Export and Employment-Technical and Vocational Education Training Fund on Tuesday signed a...

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Jordan 3rd In Region In Renewable Energy Capacity — FES

AMMAN — Jordan is the 3rd country in the Arab world in renewable energy capacity, according to an infographic on the state of sustainable energy capacities in the region recently issued by the...

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Tourism Revenues Rise By 12.5 Percent In 2017

Amman, Jan.18(Petra)-- Tourism revenues in 2017 increased by 12.5 per cent, up to $4.6 billion, compared to $4.1 billion in the same period of 2016, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on...

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The International Finance Corporation Supports Jordan’s ‘Largest Renewable Energy Project’

AMMAN — The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has arranged a financing package of up to $188 million for the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in...

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‘Fund To Support Startups Will Be Launched Soon’

AMMAN — A fund seeking to support startups and small- and medium-sized projects in all sectors including the ICT is expected to be launched soon to further boost Jordan’s startups ecosystem,...

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Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization Receives Japanese Grant

Amman, Jan. 10 (Petra)-Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) on Wednesday received a Japanese grant worth $64 thousand, as a part of Tokyo's humanitarian security grant program carried out...

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'Baptism Site Sees Increase In Number Of Visitors'

AMMAN — The number of visitors to the Baptism Site this year rose by 27 per cent compared to last year, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Sunday.

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‘Over $1 Billion Invested In Water Sector In 2017’

AMMAN — Over $1 billion was invested in the water sector in 2017 in projects to improve and increase water supply, link more households to the sewage network and expand the sector’s reliance on...

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