Commerce sector in Al Karak suffering and in need of support

(Photo: Jordan News)

AL KARAK – The commercial sector in the city of Al Karak stressed the need to alleviate the obstacles facing the sector in the city and to improve services and investment opportunities. اضافة اعلان

Mamdouh Al-Qaraleh, chairman of Al Karak Chamber of Commerce, told Jordan News Agency (Petra) that emptying the city of all government departments and relocating the police and civil defense stations has left a huge security vacuum in the city.

He said that raising taxes and licensing and permits fees and raising electricity charges and social security contributions has served to add extra burdens on the commercial sector, in addition to the impact the owners and tenants law has had on trade activity which has witnessed a decline that has impacted on those employed in the sector.

Al-Qaraleh stressed the need to complete the public transport parking project “Al Birkeh complex” that would allow buses from the villages in the governorate and the Jordan Valley to enter the city in order to boost the local economy.

He called on large companies and the universities in the governorate to purchase what they need from the markets in the city in order to boost their business.

Al Qaraleh called on authorities to organize road traffic in the city and for banks to support the commercial sector by offering serious facilities, as well as setting up economic councils to find employment for the youth and encourage investments.

Read more National news