Irbid projects to help citizens, economy

6. Kofah light train in Irbid IW-JJH
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AMMAN — Greater Irbid Municipality Mayor Nabeel Al-Kofahi said the municipality received promises from Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh regarding the implementation of the first phase of Al-Thaqafeh tunnel project, after being allocated the necessary sum in the 2023 budget, Jo24 reported.اضافة اعلان

The municipality had discussed this file with the prime minister, in the presence of the minister of planning and Royal Court Chief Yousef Al-Issawi, and that the municipality was promised to be helped to implement it next year, according to Kofahi.

He added that the municipality also discussed the construction of a bridge from the Thakafeh Roundabout to Silat Barada, as well as a light train project linking Irbid’s King Abdullah University Hospital with the Jordan University of Science and Technology.

The project is in partnership with some investors, the mayor said. He added that the government was briefed on the plan to facilitate the task of investors after setting the guidelines with the Transport Sector Regulatory Authority.

The project will serve thousands of citizens and students who move daily from the city to those areas, and may extend to include Al-Hassan Industrial Estate.

Kofahi said that the project will reduce traffic congestion and accidents, and also reduce the cost to the national economy.

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