Jordan launches three tourism investment projects in Ajloun

Cable Car
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AJLOUN – On Friday, the Ministry of Investment launched three tourism investment projects in Ajloun through the Invest Jordan website, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

The first project is a $20 million tourist village that will focus on integrated agri-tourism in Ajloun. The village will be built in the Sakhra neighborhood and will include an agricultural village that integrates with the surrounding agricultural areas.

The area is known for its agricultural tourism potential, and there is a developmental area that can be utilized. The village is located at the proposed entrance within the comprehensive plan of Ajloun Governorate, which connects Al-Urdon Street and the Amman Development Corridor, in addition to the proposed street that connects from Sakhra to the Ajloun Cable Car Project on Al-Sawan.

The expected investment size of the project, which is divided into three land plots in Sakhra, is approximately $20 million. This project will contribute to the development of the area, provide new job opportunities for its residents, and increase income for the local community.

The second project involves rehabilitating and transforming the southern village of Deir Al-Samadiah into a unique agricultural heritage tourist destination. The project relies primarily on reusing heritage houses and courtyards in the area for heritage and agricultural tourism activities.

The project will provide bed and breakfast accommodation and highlight the rural lifestyle of the 19th century to enhance the level of heritage tourism products.

The expected investment size of the project is $1.4 million. The land consists of several plots owned by a number of citizens, and the total area is 10,255 square meters. The area used for the project is 6,637 square meters, and the future expansion area is 3,618 square meters.

This project will rely on transferring the local experience to the visitor in its form as it was at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, through the experience of living in a rural house, harvesting crops, and cooking local dishes. It focuses on traditions and handicrafts through work and interaction between tourists and local residents, as well as educating tourists about the history of Ajloun and the region.

The third project, “Ajloun National Park," is an eco-friendly park with eco-conscious excursion sites, wooded recreational areas, and basic services. It includes parking lots for cars and buses, popular restaurants and cafes, as well as restrooms and other basic services, to spend a special time with the family in the embrace of the beautiful forests of Ajloun.

The expected investment size of the project is $5 million, with an internal rate of return estimated at 14.5 percent. It is located in the Suwan development zone in Ajloun on plot number 22 with an area of 137,000 square meters and on plot number 214 with an area of 290,000 square meters from the Suwan basin. These lands are owned by the state treasury/forestry and are part of plot number 36 with an area of 11,000 square meters that contains the cable car launch station site. The land is characterized by its beautiful and distinctive panoramic views of the castle. The density of oak trees also characterizes it.

The project provides a suitable space to combine entertainment and tourism activities in one location that is characterized by an environment suitable for investment, the density of forest trees, and the presence of a rocky area that serves as a plateau to enjoy the general view of the forests and the adjacent cable car.

The activities and events of the park will focus on the rocky area in the governorate, preserving the existing trees as much as possible, and utilizing the vegetation cover for camping and adventure activities. The project is expected to provide a large number of job opportunities, especially for the people of Ajloun.

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