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Premier tours South Jordan Valley facilities

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh is pictured during a tour of facilities in the Southern Jordan Valley on Saturday. (Photo: Petra)
Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh is pictured during a tour of facilities in the Southern Jordan Valley on Saturday. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh on Saturday toured a number of facilities and agricultural projects in South Jordan Valley, where he had a first-hand look on the situation and the needs of stakeholders.  اضافة اعلان

The premier was accompanied by concerned Cabinet members, including Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammad Al-Najjar, Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hunifat, Minister of State for Governmental Follow-up and Coordination Nawaf Al-Tal, Minister of Youth Mohammad Al-Nabulsi, Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Faraya, Minister of Health Fares Al-Hawari and South Jordan Governor Khaled Al-Qudah.

The premier’s field tour included visiting the Ghor Al-Safi Youth Sports and Cultural Club, Ghor Al-Safi Public Hospital, and Al-Yusr agricultural development project, in addition to checking on Ibn Hammad Dam project.

Khasawneh stressed that the visit came as part of field work the government is implementing in implementation of the King’s directives, aimed at improving the services provided to the public.

During his visit to Ghor Al-Safi Youth Sports and Cultural Club, the prime minister listened to a briefing by the president of the club, Khalaf Al-Amoush, who outlined progress in 250 projects funded by the Jordan River Foundation, varying between small agricultural enterprises and stores.

He also toured the club facilities, including a multi-purpose hall, a football stadium which entered the Guinness world record for being the lowest pitch on earth, in addition to another pitch which requires maintenance. The prime minister ordered the Ministry of Public Works and Housing to carry out the required facelift of the facility.

Khasawneh also checked the medical services provided by the hospital, including the intensive care unit. He was also briefed on progress in the anti-Covid vaccination provided by the staff there, stressing that reopening the sectors depends primarily on the number of vaccinated people.

At Al-Yusr location, Khasawneh listened to a briefing by the director of Durrat Al Manal Company, Manal Al Wazni, whose company is managing the farming project.  She explained that so far, they have planted more than 10,000 Moringa Oleifera trees, which can grow under extremely high temperatures without the need for regular irrigation.

The project employs 65 people, has trained 25 youth on the hospitality and reception programs, in addition to training 200 people on how to launch a profitable startup, according to Wazni.

In the last leg of his tour, the premier checked on progress in Ibn Hammad Dam project, a sustainable enterprise that aims to develop its surrounding agricultural lands.

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