2 Irbid projects are on track — Kofahi

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AMMAN — Irbid Governor Nabel Al-Kofahi said that the municipality will press ahead with plans to set up the “Irbid Boulevard” project, and a light train to ease traffic congestion in certain parts of Irbid, Jordan’s second largest city, Khaberni reported.اضافة اعلان

The Boulevard project, similar to that in Abdalli district in Amman, is in its initial phase.

Kofahi said the project is being studied by the 30-member Consultative Supreme Council, which cooperates with the private sector, and the Greater Irbid Municipality. He said that the council recommended the establishment of the Irbid Boulevard project.

He stressed that the committee was formed to develop preliminary studies of the project's elements and objectives, and will recommend some investors.

Boulevard Irbid's main objective is to provide different services to the region by attracting investors and improving the economy by increasing employment opportunities for the youth during and after the construction phase.

The form of the advisory tender with the purchase is through the two systems (BOOT, TTT), which is the design, construction and operation, and then the re-ownership of the municipal system.

Little details were provided on the train. But last month, Kofahi said the train was part of five major projects to be carried out in Irbid in the next two years.

He said the rail track will link Irbid with the University of Science and Technology and King Abdullah II Hospital. He said the project will facilitate mobility, until a radical solution to traffic jams on the Al-Thaqafa circle.

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