Prime Minister meets with EBRD president

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh
(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — On Tuesday, Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh held a meeting with the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Odile Renaud-Basso, and her accompanying delegation, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

Launched in 1991 to help former Eastern bloc countries transition to market economies, the EBRD has since expanded its operations to include more than 40 economies, with a focus on agribusiness, infrastructure, and transport.

Grant agreement signed for water treatment plantDuring the meeting, Khasawneh expressed gratitude for the bank's support in a variety of sectors, including an announcement of a 30-million-euro grant agreement signed at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation for the construction of a water treatment plant in the Al-Ghabawi area.

Khasawneh highlighted the partnership between Jordan and the EBRD, describing the bank as one of the most significant supporters of Jordan's public and private sectors.

He stressed the importance of Renaud-Basso's visit to improve cooperation and to assess the investment environment in the country, expressing hope for further investments in crucial areas.

Plans to pass a law for partnershipKhasawneh also spoke about plans to pass a law for partnership between the public and private sectors, aimed at overcoming obstacles resulting from the current law and facilitating the implementation of many development and service projects.

EBRD interest in Jordanian projectsFor her part, Renaud-Basso indicated that the bank is keen to expand its operations and investments in Jordan, emphasizing its interest in many projects that Jordan intends to implement, particularly in areas of energy, water, clean energy, and green economy.

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