Krishan tours Aqaba municipalities, talks regulations and development

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Administration Tawfiq Krishan meets with local officials on Aqaba Govnorate on Saturday. (Photo: Nedaa Yaseen/Jordan News)
AQABA — The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Administration Tawfiq Krishan on Saturday inspected the municipalities of the Aqaba Governorate, as part of a series of field visits to municipalities across the Kingdom.اضافة اعلان

Krishan told Jordan News that the visits come in implementation of the Royal directives for follow-up and communication with citizens on the ground, in order to find solutions to the challenges facing the Kingdom's municipalities
The deputy prime minister stressed the importance of municipalities in community service as the building blocks of democracy, in addition to their political and developmental role.

During the visit, which included the municipalities of Al-Quwaira, Al-Disi, Rahma, Qatar, Wadi Araba, Qariqa, and Finan Krishan, said that the main problem facing municipalities is random construction outside the boundaries of local governments and the resulting shortage of necessary services such as electricity, roads, and water.

Minister Krishan also met with the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) Nayef Bakheet, where he discussed the most important challenges facing Aqaba’s regulatory work and the delivery of services to those who live outside the city’s boundaries.

Krishan also met with the mayors of Al-Quwaira, Rahma, Qariqa, Fenan, and members of their councils, and provided financial support.

With regard to the problems of regulation, he stressed that the ministry is preparing a comprehensive plan for all regions of the Kingdom, which will have a major role in solving problems related to regulation and encroachment on agricultural land, which has begun to shrink recently at the expense of urbanization and industrial facilities.

Krishan stressed the importance of not fragmenting land ownership at the expense of other sectors.

He pointed out that solving the problem of unemployment needs to be participatory through replacing expatriate workers with local workers, especially in the municipalities, adding that work will be done to appoint national workers from the governorates, provided that they have work experience.

The heads of the municipalities’ committees were also included in the minister’s tour, where he called for their support for construction projects, the establishment of gardens and parks, the maintenance and expansion of municipal buildings, and the use of solar panels on municipal buildings to save money.

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