Issawi inspects Russeifa phosphate hills rehab project

3. Royal Initiatives
(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Royal Court Chief Yousef Issawi, head of the follow-up committee for the implementation of Royal initiatives, checked on the progress of the Russeifa phosphate hills rehabilitation project in Zarqa Governorate on Saturday, reported the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

Issawi was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Administration Tawfiq Krishan, Minister of Public Works, Housing, and Transport Ahmad Maher Abul Samen, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company Mohammad Thneibat, who are carrying out the project.

Other local officials were also present.

In a previous visit to Russeifa, King Abdullah pointed to the pollution caused by the phosphate mine and ordered that the environmental hazards be addressed quickly. His Majesty also pointed to the need to improve services and infrastructure for the local population.

The Royal Court has coordinated efforts among the relevant parties to find solutions and make tangible progress in rehabilitating the area environmentally and achieving development there.

While phosphate mining work in Russeifa stopped 1985, Issawi saw first-hand the infilling of the mining pits during his visit.

Issawi also saw the site designated by the Greater Amman Municipality planted with trees and the environmental park project, which aims to create a safe recreational space for the local residents.

After the tour, a meeting was held to discuss obstacles facing the project, including wastewater, the environmental park project, and relocating the livestock market.

According to Krishan, the obstacles regarding the environmental park project have been addressed, and the park is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The park is expected to have various facilities, including children’s play areas, water fountains, a basketball court, two playgrounds, parking lots, a service street, and wastewater collection tanks, in addition to a landscaped garden planted with trees and shrubs.

His Majesty, Issawi said, is closely following up on procedures and the details related to the workflow at the vital environmental project.

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