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Kingdom’s power supplies to West Bank double after Jordan Valley plant upgrade

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Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh and his Palestinian counterpart, Muhammad Shtayyeh, inaugurated a major upgrade project at the Ramah power station in the Jordan Valley on August 24, 2022. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh and his Palestinian counterpart Mohammad Shtayyeh on Wednesday inaugurated a major upgrade project at the Ramah power station, in the Jordan Valley, which doubles Jordan’s energy supply to West Bank cities from 40 to 80 megawatts, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The station will provide electricity to the West Bank cities of Jericho, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Al-Bireh.

Khasawneh emphasized that the project reflects a central Jordanian commitment to assist in laying the foundation for an independent, fully sovereign, and viable Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967, lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and within the framework of the two-state solution.

“We are fully committed to supporting and assisting the Palestinian brothers to achieve a just and comprehensive peace based on international legitimacy and the terms of reference for the peace process that were previously agreed upon by the Palestinian and Israeli sides,” Khasawneh said.

The prime minister added that Jordan is doing everything to safeguard the historical and legal status of Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif and the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.

Khasawneh said that he briefed his Palestinian counterpart on Jordan’s plans and measures to develop and expand the King Hussein Bridge crossing, adding that “we have today a set of preliminary offers from a number of entities seeking to develop the crossing”.
projects that would harm the shared Jordanian-Palestinian interests will not find an official or popular Palestinian partner.
He expressed hope that the planned expansion, which will have separate passenger and freight tracks, will be completed by 2025, improving traveler mobility and bilateral trade.

Shtayyeh emphasized the importance of the electric power station project, saying that “Jordan stands with us today in our strategy to gradually disengage from the dependence imposed on us by the occupation in trade, infrastructure, energy, and others”.

He commended the steps taken by the Jordanian government to make it easier for Palestinians to cross the King Hussein Bridge and to extend its operating hours.

“Neither Ramon nor any other airport will be a substitute for Jordan in terms of transportation and movement,” the Palestinian premier said, adding that “projects that would harm the shared Jordanian-Palestinian interests will not find an official or popular Palestinian partner.”

He called on the Israeli occupation authorities to open Al-Quds International Airport to facilitate the movement of the Palestinians, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.


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