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Teaching hospital project to be signed soon — PM

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Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/ Jordan News)
AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh said Sunday he expected, within the next two weeks, an agreement to be signed for the establishment of a teaching hospital to be funded by the Saudi-Jordan Investment Fund, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

During a press conference held at the Prime Ministry to launch the National Employment Program, Khasawneh said that several agreements were signed with Arab and foreign parties interested in working in Jordan, especially in the field of renewable energy and green hydrogen. He added that there are international bodies that are exploring opportunities in Jordan.

Khasawneh said the government has reached the final stage in plans to attract Arab investments and resolve problems of faltering projects, such as the Jordan gate towers project, through direct intervention.

CEO of the Saudi-Jordanian Investment Fund Omar Alwir had announced the proposed project in 2020, with an initial investment of about $400 million, would consist of a university hospital with a capacity of 300 beds and 60 outpatient clinics, in addition to a medical university with a capacity of 600 seats, an average of 100 seats per academic year.

He said that the project will contribute to raising the level of health care services in Jordan and increasing its competitiveness regionally and globally in the field of medical education and medical tourism, in addition to transferring knowledge and expertise to Jordan. Awir said the project will also focus on scientific research and development in the field of medical sciences, while providing more than 5,000 job opportunities.


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