Senate presidents heads meeting on water, agriculture in Kingdom

Faisal Al-Fayez
Senate President Faisal Al-Fayez (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Senate President Faisal Al-Fayez on Thursday headed a joint committee meeting with a number of ministers to discuss the situation of water and agriculture in Jordan, in an attempt to find effective solutions facing the two sectors. اضافة اعلان

The joint panel in question comprises the financial and economic committee — headed by Senator Jamal Sarayrah — and with the Agriculture and Water committee — headed by Senator Akef Al-Zu’bi. Thursday’s meeting was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Administration Tawfiq Kreishan, Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammad Al-Najjar and Minister of Agriculture Khaled Al-Huneifat.

During the meeting, Fayez noted the importance of taking advantage of unutilized lands across the Kingdom. Starting with the Badia region, as well as partially utilized regions like Wadi Araba.

The Senate president also stressed the need to produce crops that are in demand across Arab and international markets alike, adding that some countries have expressed willingness to import Jordanian produce.

Fayez said that attracting a larger number of investments would go a long way in improving the status of water and agriculture in the Kingdom by establishing productive projects that use state-of-the-art technology in and provide jobs to mitigate unemployment.

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