PM tours Karak public institutions, development projects

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh
(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh on Thursday conducted a tour of several public institutions and development projects in Karak Governorate as part of a series of field inspections, which come in implementation of Royal directives.اضافة اعلان

Ceramics investment projectThe premier kicked off his visit by inaugurating the first phase of the Jinsheng International Trading Company construction project, a Chinese ceramics porcelain investment with a capital of $100 million, which is located on an area of 550 dunums along the desert road at the beginning of the Qatraneh area south of the Kingdom.

The company will provide 250 job opportunities during its first phase, and is projected to offer 750 job opportunities after the completion of the second and third phases by early 2024, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During the inauguration, Khasawneh stressed the government's support for investments, the creation of a suitable investment environment, and the bolstering of existing investments to support the national economy, develop local communities, and create job opportunities. He pointed to government measures to regulate the investment environment, most notably through the new Investment Environment Law, which facilitates procedures for investors and unifies investment references.

Water pumping stationThe Prime Minister also inspected the progress of works at the Lajjun water pumping station in the governorate and was briefed on its operation and the services it provides to citizens, as well as water supply plans for the summer.

During his visit, he underscored the need to meet citizens’ water needs and address complaints as quickly as possible, in addition to responding to water loss and water theft and improving the efficiency of networks and equipment used in supply operations.

Wells and water lossThe prime minister also urged the fast-tracking of procedures for digging new water wells in Karak, identifying other water sources, and reducing water waste.

Khasawneh was briefed on other water projects in Karak, including a JD1.2 million project to improve the efficiency and productivity of the Lajjun wells and a JD22 million project to build networks and pipelines.

Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammad Al-Najjar explained that efforts to reduce water loss in Karak have cut losses from 70 percent to 52 percent. He also highlighted measures to replace old water meters that would further contribute to these efforts.

Public hospitalDuring a visit to the Karak public hospital, Khasawneh stressed the need to provide the best treatment and health services to citizens and address all obstacles and challenges hindering this goal.

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