Committee reviews steps to ease travel across King Hussein Bridge

Travelers crossing King Hussein Bridge in this undated file photo. (Photo: Flickr)
Travelers crossing King Hussein Bridge in this undated file photo. (Photo: Flickr)
AMMAN — The Ministerial Steering Committee of the King Hussein Bridge project inspected on Monday the bridge facilities, which include the “city of pilgrims”, inside the main building, the departure halls and the freight yards, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

The committee, headed by Minister of Public Works and Housing Yahya Kisbi, was briefed about services provided and about the procedures at the bridge, and talked to a number of travelers about the services provided.

According to a ministry statement, the travelers expressed appreciation for measures taken recently by the government to facilitate the crossing of Palestinians by extending working hours and providing convenient modes of transportation.

The committee includes Minister of Transport Wajih Azaiza, Minister of Awqaf, Islamic Affairs and Holy Places Mohammad Al-Khalayleh, Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Faraya, in addition to Director General of Customs Jalal Al-Qudah, and the general secretaries of a number of other concerned ministries.

The meeting discussed several technical and security issues, as well as logistics services that will be studied in the coming period in preparation for implementation. Several immediate measures were taken to provide the best services for travelers while reducing costs and time.

At the conclusion of the visit, Kisbi said that the purpose of the visit was to see whether the measures taken were implemented by the concerned agencies to facilitate the movement of travelers between the West Bank and Jordan.

The government recently launched a JD150 million tender for the construction of buildings and yards for passengers and freight for the new King Hussein Bridge.

The ministry said that the bid will be carried out through a partnership between the public and private sectors, adding that the companies that qualified will be announced in the coming period.

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