Minister of Public Works meets technical Saudi delegation November 20, 2017

Minister of Public Works and Housing Sami Halsa on Sunday held consultative talks with a visiting technical delegation from the Saudi Development Fund, (SDF), headed by Abdullah Khweiter.

Deliberations touched on appropriate means to ensure quality implementation of diverse enterprises carried out by the SDF, particularly in the fields of health, education, industrial cities, and transportation.

As for the vital desert road, Halsa said a relevant agreement was signed with the executive contractors"...

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Jordan, Switzerland sign cooperation agreement November 20, 2017

Minster of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury and Swiss ambassador Hans-Peter Lenz on Sunday signed a water cooperation agreement.

This step pursues to launch an institutional plan to monitor financial and technical aid from donor parties to support long-run development efforts in the country, Fakhoury said.

The Swiss envoy, on his part, lauded the Kingdom's tremendous efforts to host consecutive fluxes of Mideast refugees, though it suffers chronic water scarcity. This document"...

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Gov't endorses 2018 draft state budget, projects deficit at 1.8pct of GDP November 20, 2017

The Cabinet on Sunday endorsed a draft 2018 state budget law projecting public revenues at JOD8.496 billion and foreign grants at JOD700 million while post-grant deficit is forecast at JOD543 million or 1.8 per cent of estimated Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2018.

In 2018, local revenues are projected to cover 86.2 percent of public spending and 98.9 percent of current expenditure, reflecting commitment to enhancing self-reliance as envisaged in the Royal Directives. According to the draft state budget, the"...

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Jordan, Switzerland sign agreement for water sanitation solutions November 20, 2017

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury and Water Minister Hazem El Nasser on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Swiss government, initiating a 10-year cooperation in water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and transboundary water management.

The agreement is the first MoU in Jordan in the fields of WASH, water governance and transboundary water management, granting JD11.5 million for water sanitation solutions"...

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Marriott Hotels in Jordan Celebrate the Annual Global Customer Appreciation Week

Seven Marriott Hotels in Jordan celebrated the ‘Global Customer Appreciation Week’ from November 5th until November 9th, 2017 with 5 days of sales activities; allowing the associates to say ‘thank you’ through bespoke customer activities, appointments, office visits and spirit to serve initiative; where the associates headed to the Beit Al-Liqa’ Center in Madaba dedicated to the education, rehabilitation and training of people with disabilities.

The"...

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Jordan, Switzerland sign agreement for water sanitation solutions
November 20, 2017

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury and Water Minister Hazem El Nasser on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Swiss government, initiating a 10-year cooperation in water sanitation"...

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Tech bootcamp trains ‘tomorrow’s peacebuilders’ through coding
November 20, 2017

“We are using technology to create a generation of peacebuilders, to combat extremism, early marriage and terrorism through coding and programming,” said Hugh Bosely, the founder of ReBootKamp (RBK), the first code bootcamp"...

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AWO strives for gender equality in workplace
November 20, 2017

With the aim of unifying voices of working women to obtain equal rights in the work environment, a conference was held in Amman on Sunday.

Titled “Building"...

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