Jordan-Iraq economic city project to invite bids this year

Youssef Al Shamali
Minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply and Minister of Labor Youssef Al-Shamali. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — A development tender for a joint Jordanian-Iraqi economic city will be floated during the current year, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply and Minister of Labor Youssef Al-Shamali announced.اضافة اعلان

During a ceremony on the sidelines of the Jordanian-Iraqi Business Forum in Baghdad, attended by Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals Khaled Najm, Shamali said the bid will be available for Jordanian, Iraqi, and global companies to participate in the border city project.

The Iraqi market is second on the list of Jordanian export partners, he noted, adding that trade between the two countries jumped by 62 percent during the first ten months of 2022.

Various economic cooperation prospects exist for the two nations within Jordan’s renewable energy, mining, information and communication technology, healthcare, and tourism sectors, the minister said, emphasizing the government's commitment to facilitating Iraqi investors' access to the local market.

The visit of the Jordanian private sector delegation to Iraq also affirms the business community's commitment to strategic ties between the two nations, he added.

The Jordanian delegation to the forum includes representatives of the foodstuffs, communication and information technology, medicine, garment, financial, and banking sectors, as well as educational services, insurance, construction, contracting, real estate, tourism, agriculture, mining, and plastics.

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