PM meets with dignitaries in Ma’an

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AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh, on Thursday, met with dignitaries and representatives of the local community in Ma’an during a visit to the governorate to learn about citizens' needs, in implementation of Royal directives to improve the standard of living and services, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

During the meeting, at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Khasawneh conveyed His Majesty King Abdullah II and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II’s greetings to the local community in the governorate, stressing that His Majesty the King is leading a comprehensive reform project, politically, economically and administratively, with which we enter our second centenary to implement more achievements.

On one hand, the unemployment rate in Ma’an is high like in other governorates, but on the other hand the governorate is full of qualified people, the prime minister said.
The prime minister said a wide range of developmental projects will be carried out in the southern city including accomplishing a 25km road at a cost of JD30m, renovating Petra’s visitor center at an estimated cost of JD3.1m, solving the problem of water supply in al-Thaqra area within a month, by digging a water well and laying pipes to provide homes directly and without any delay with water, rehabilitating the Royal Road within two years, and renovating part of the Athruh-Shubak road.

Commenting on implementing a land port in the governorate, the prime minister said the government is waiting within two months for a study by one of the Arab sovereign investment funds regarding the issue.

Khasawneh pointed out that a study is conducted by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to supply the industrial cities in the Kingdom with natural gas, in a way that reduces production costs on this key sector.

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