Jordan participates in EUMedRail conference

6. Kofah light train in Irbid IW-JJH
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AMMAN — Jordan participated in the closing ceremony of the Euro-Med Transport Project Conference (EUMedRail) that was recently held in Brussels, Belgium, Al-Ghad News reported.اضافة اعلان

The meeting brought together 16 high-level officials and experts from the Euro-Mediterranean countries, in addition to representatives from the European Committee of the Regions, and the EU Agency for Railways, the European Commission, the Union for the Mediterranean, and the Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Transport said that the Jordanian delegation participating in the conference made a presentation on the progress made in the national railway network project and the details of the first phase of the project, which will link Aqaba with Amman.

The delegation told the conference that there is a plan to prepare a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the Hijaz Railway on the Amman-Zarqa portion, and toward Queen Alia International Airport, as part of the Jordanian transport sector strategy for the years 2022-2027.

EUMedRail reviewed the achievements and results of the technical assistance provided in 2022 to the participating countries.

The EUMedRail project was operational between 2017 and 2022; it was funded by the Directorate General for Neighborhood and Enlargement of the EU Commission, with a budget of 2 million euros, for the purpose of transferring technical assistance to the Euro-Mediterranean countries.

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