Investment in Al-Hammad, Al-Sarhan basins to begin soon ­— minister

Minister of Agriculture Khaled Al- Hanaifat
Minister of Agriculture Khaled Huneifat. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — A review of applications for agricultural investment in the Al-Hammad and Al-Sarhan basins has been completed under a project offering 36 investment opportunities distributed over 1,000 dunums each, Minister of Agriculture Khaled Huneifat said.اضافة اعلان

The applicants include 13 companies, a cooperative society, and the Engineers Syndicate, Huneifat noted. Applications were presented to the ministry’s technical committees for study and have now been transferred to the Ministry of Interior, which in turn will refer them to the Ministry of Finance for review, according to Hala News.

The Ministry of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Department of Lands and Survey, previously completed a unified lease agreement that will regulate the agricultural land investment project in the Al-Hammad and Al-Sarhan basins. The project covers an area of 36,000 dunums, with 36 investment opportunities, an area of 1,000 dunums for each opportunity, and a water reserve of up to 24 million cubic meters.

The total area of the Al-Hammad basin is estimated at about 18.1 million dunums, of which the government owns 14.88 million dunums, while the total land area of the Al-Sarhan basin is estimated at 12.7 million dunums, of which the government owns 11.6 million dunums.

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