Visitors complain of lack of facilities at Aremeiman waterfalls in Balqa

Aremeiman waterfalls  Balqa
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AMMAN — The waterfalls of Aremeiman in Al-Balqa Governorate, an important tourist destination, are suffering from neglect and a lack of basic facilities, according to a report by Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

Visitors to the area have reported a lack of designated seating areas, health facilities, and kiosks that provide services, as well as a large amount of waste and unpleasant odor.

Lack of attentionConcerned citizens have expressed their disappointment at the deterioration of the area and the lack of attention and infrastructure it receives. Mohammad Manour stated that the waterfalls area is repelling tourists instead of attracting them. At the same time, Ali Al Zoubi demanded that the authorities develop the site and provide necessary services to attract visitors and promote tourism.

Mahmoud Arabiyat, Director of the Balqa Tourism Directorate, highlighted the area's importance from a tourism perspective, as it is characterized by a moderate climate, abundant springs, and forests. 

He urged the Al-Salt Greater Municipality to organize the area, provide better services, and create appropriate infrastructure to encourage tourism projects and investment opportunities. 
Arabiyat added that improving the area would enable and welcome investors to the area, and one investor has already started licensing procedures for a resort, expected to provide job opportunities for local youth.

Out of municipality jurisdiction
Mohammed Al-Hiyari, mayor of the Greater Salt Municipality, stated that the waterfalls area is not within the municipality's jurisdiction. Still, they conduct annual cleanliness campaigns in the area to maintain its upkeep. 

He emphasized the importance of organizing and integrating the area within the municipality's boundaries to provide better services and develop the necessary infrastructure to encourage investment and create job opportunities for locals.

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