EMRC received 871 license applications in February

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AMMAN — The Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) of Jordan received 871 license applications in various sectors during February, with nine of them rejected, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

The applications were submitted for licenses in natural resources, radiation and nuclear, electricity and renewable energy, and oil and derivatives sectors.

Accepted applications in different sectorsAccording to the data published on the commission's website this week, 387 applications were submitted in natural resources, 306 in radiation and nuclear, 31 in electricity and renewable energy, and 138 in oil and derivatives.

In the natural resources sector, 371 applications were for obtaining a license or permit for the first time. Of these, 195 licenses were requested for exporting raw materials, 167 for importing raw materials, and seven requests for exploration licenses. Meanwhile, eight quarry licenses and four requests for canceling or modifying licenses or permits were also submitted for renewal.

For the radiation and nuclear sector, the commission received 306 applications, of which 135 first time applications, including 43 import and export permit requests, 26 institutional licenses, and 66 personal requests. The commission also received 171 applications for license or permit renewals.

In the electricity and renewable energy sector, 31 applications were received, including six for the first time, of which five requests were for working people licenses and one for a special charging station license. In addition, 25 applications were submitted for license or permit renewals.

In the oil and derivatives sector, 147 applications were submitted, of which 133 were for the first time, including 118 applications to operate a central liquefied petroleum gas facility, nine requests to establish a fuel station, four requests to establish an agency for the distribution of liquefied gas cylinders, one request to import liquefied petroleum gas tanks and tankers, and one request to establish a warehouse for storing liquefied petroleum gas cylinders.

Moreover, five requests were submitted for relinquishing or modifying the license or permit.

Ministry aims to boost the mining sectorThe Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan has launched a partnership council between the public and private sectors in the mining sector to boost its contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP).

The ministry aims to increase the sector's GDP contribution to about 19 percent of the Kingdom's exports, up from the current 7 percent. The ministry also plans to improve the sector by increasing its economic indicators through an annual increase of 10.5 percent in exports, reaching about $5 billion by 2033.

The commission aims to lay effective foundations for optimal exploitation of mineral resources through evaluating and conducting technical studies of the mining sector. It also provides guidance and sound scientific advice to investors in all aspects of technical and production. The commission issues necessary licenses for exploration, mining rights, and quarries.

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