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June 20 2021 6:51 AM ˚

Premier says gov't in contact with potential investors to build railway

Kassawneh embarks on field visits program, starting with Mafraq facilities

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khassawneh visits Al-Omari border crossing on Thursday
Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khassawneh visits Al-Omari border crossing on Thursday
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MAFRAQ — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh is on Thursday visited the Omari Border Crossing with Saudi Arabia and the King Hussein Bin Talal Developmental Area (KHBTDA) affiliated with the Mafraq Development Company as part of a field visit program for first-hand check on the situation in areas around the Kingdom.اضافة اعلان

Khasawneh, accompanied by concerned Cabinet members, headed KHBTDA where they listened to comments by investors in the estate as they visited factories based there. The officials vowed to remove obstacles and facilitate procedures for a healthy investment environment.

In his remarks, Khasawneh stressed that the government is in the process of launching major railway projects and is in contact with specialized companies interested in establishing and investing in these projects, adding: "We are working on an investment law that will ensure legislative stability and serve and empower investments."

At Al Omari Cross Borders, Khasawneh checked up on the operation of the border, and the quality of services provided to citizens, travelers, and transit trucks.

The tour included a visit to the PCR stations located at the center.

The Prime Minister was briefed by the Director of the Omari Border Crossing Bashar Msallam on the working mechanism and procedures at the border post, which is considered a major transit for passenger and freight traffic from Syria and via Jordan to Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf States.

Msallam also pointed out that the centre enjoys a capacity to accommodate passenger traffic, reaching between 15 and 18 thousand persons per day, noting that, due to the pandemic, the facility has been receiving between 1,200 and 1,300 passengers per day.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Minister of Public Works and Housing Yahya Al-Kasbi, Minister of Transport Wajeeh Azaizeh, Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Farrayeh, State Minister for Media Affairs Sakher Dudin, Mayor of Zarqa Governorate Hijazi Assaf, and General Manager of the Jordanian Customs Department Jalal Al-Qudah.