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Forum calls for establishment of light rail transit network in Jordan

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AMMAN — Al-Nahda Forum called on the government to discuss establishing a national joint stock company to manufacture, operate, and manage light rail transit and railway networks to meet the transit needs of Jordanian cities, according to Khaberni.اضافة اعلان

The forum on Monday suggested installing transit networks in cities characterized by a flat topography and linking neighboring cities to each other via rail networks to facilitate transportation and minimize pollution, noise, and accidents, which have become daily occurrences in the Kingdom.

National entities have the joint experience and knowledge needed in the manufacturing and engineering field for this project, the forum said, noting that these bodies can develop their efforts and mobilize national funding to establish a national company for this purpose. The forum also proposed that the government import ready-made technology for train manufacturing and operation from countries such as Germany, France, and Turkey.

Jordan has an “urgent need” for such a company, especially in light of the transition to smart and safe cities that protect pedestrians and travelers, enhance modern transportation, and boost green industries.

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