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Prime minister tours Madaba Governorate

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh
Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh (Photo: Jordan News)
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AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh on Monday visited a number of public agencies in Madaba to check the workflow in the governorate, in addition to a pharmaceutical factory in Naur. اضافة اعلان

The premier’s field tour in Madaba included visiting HRH Hashem bin Abdullah II Youth City, Madaba Visitors Center, Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration, and the Church of Saint George (the map), where he stressed the importance of increasing the marketing programs to promote tourism in Madaba, a tourism destination. 

He was accompanied by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al-Fayez, Minister of Environment, Nabeel Masarweh, Minister of State for Governmental Follow-up and Coordination Nawaf Al-Tal, Minister of Youth Mohammad Al-Nabulsi, and Madaba Governor Ali Madi.

The youth estate is part of the “Urdun Janna” program (to promote internal tourism) and it includes sports venues, pitches, fitness, Martial art rings, and swimming pools, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The prime minister also listened to a brief about expanding the Madaba Visitors Center, a project which is expected cost JD2 million, in addition to another briefing about the Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration, which currently accommodates 120 students and helps in preserving the historical and cultural heritage of the Kingdom.

Khasawneh also visited traditional craftsmanship shops and expressed his hope for the tourism rejuvenation, particularly since crafts complement the tourism experience.

“Muslims and Christians coexist in Jordan under the Hashemite leadership. Fraternal and friendly bonds connect them.” Khasawneh said at St. George Church, urging religious leaders to educate people about COVID-19 precautionary measures to help reopen the sectors and boost economic activity.

Khasawneh also visited Sukhtian pharmaceutical factory with the Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Supply Maha Ali in Naur. He emphasized the government’s ongoing support to the pharmaceutical industry as well as its investment in the field. 

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