Gov’t looking to create three sustainable cities

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AMMAN — The Arab Renewable Energy Commission (AREC) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Administration Tawfiq Krishan discussed forming a joint committee to study the establishment of three sustainable cities in the northern, central, and southern regions that could help achieve energy, water, and food security, according to Khaberni.اضافة اعلان

According to a statement issued by AREC on Sunday, Krishan, AREC Secretary-General Mohammad Al-Taani, and AREC Administrative Director Kamel Dagamseh met in preparation for the seventh International Investment Forum for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, which will be held in Amman in late October, with wide Arab and international participation.

Sustainable cities contribute to preserving the environment, recycling water and waste, establishing independent power stations powered by renewable energy sources, providing job opportunities for the Jordanian youth, contributing to economic recovery, and serving local communities in all areas of life.

The area of sustainable cities should accommodate up to 25,000 sustainable housing units, with a modern, sustainable architectural style that matches the geography of the region, and provide transportation by electric buses, energy-saving central heating and air conditioning systems, electricity poles, charging stations for electric cars, and independent power stations, according to Taani.

“Jordan is considered the investment gateway to the Middle East region due to its geographical location and the legislation that stimulates investment in the fields of renewable energy,” Taani said, adding that there is a global trend to preserve the environment by focusing on smart cities, with the aim of curbing the assault on agricultural lands and indiscriminate building.

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