Blog: Economy

Fakhoury, Donors Assess Progress In Jordan Compact Ahead Of New York Meeting

AMMAN — Planning and International Cooperation Minister Imad Fakhoury on Wednesday chaired a meeting with representatives of donor countries and organisations.


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Renewable Energy Production ‘To Be Increased Five-Fold By 2020’

AMMAN — Jordan currently produces around 500 megawatts of electricity from solar and wind energy projects, and the volume is expected to increase by around five times by 2020, according to Abdel...

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Gov’t Programmes Aims To Create 71,000 Jobs In 5 Years

AMMAN — Around 71,000 jobs are expected to be generated between 2017 and 2021 under two government-funded programmes, Labour Minister Ali Ghezawi said on Wednesday.


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Int’l Donors Offer JD54m To Support Education For Syrian Refugee Children

AMMAN — Canada, the EU’s Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the “Madad” Fund, Germany, Norway, the UK and the US announced Monday that they will continue to support Jordan’s “...

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Planning Ministry, World Bank Sign Loan Agreement To Establish Innovative Startups Fund

AMMAN — The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation on Monday signed a $50 million (some JD35.4 million) facilitated loan agreement with the World Bank (WB) to support the establishment...

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Jordan’s Film Tourism Strategy Seeks To Attract Visitors

AMMAN — The Royal Film Commission (RFC) on Sunday launched Jordan’s first film tourism strategy, set to guide efforts over the coming three years to attract more visitors to Jordan through cinema...

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SIGN UP: Join The September Trade Mission To Jordan & Attend The Arab World & Africa Forum

The National US Arab Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Embassy of Jordan in the United States, the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, and the Union of Arab Chambers, invite US-businesses to...

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1,000 Solar Units To Be Installed For Domestic Electricity Across Jordan

AMMAN — The government on Monday signed an agreement with Kawar Energy Company to install 1,000 solar cell systems aimed at generating electricity for the homes of citizens in various governorates...

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Jordan River Foundation, EU Sign Partnership Agreement

AMMAN --  The Jordan River Foundation (JRF) signed a partnership agreement with the European Union (EU) under the title "Improvement of the Quality of Education Through Promoting Social Cohesion...

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Jordanian-Turkish Business Council Concludes Meetings In Istanbul

AMMAN -- The Jordanian-Turkish Business Council concluded a two-day meeting in Istanbul during which it discussed joint investment in the contracting, construction, renewable energy, education,...

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