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Gov’t signs deal for JD93m Amman customs centre

By JT - Feb 22,2017 - Last updated at Feb 22,2017

Prime Minister Hani Mulki attends the signing of an agreement on Wednesday to implement the new JD93 million Amman customs centre project in Madouneh (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Wednesday attended a signing ceremony for an agreement to implement the new JD93 million Amman customs centre project in Madouneh, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

The 1,350-dunum centre is seen as a vital development project for the Madouneh area and east Amman, which will bring benefits both during and after implementation, with predictions that traffic will improve in the area after the Amman customs centre moves to its new location. 

The new customs centre will be built through public-private sector partnership in accordance with international standards using modern technology and designs drawn up by the Public Works Ministry, Petra reported. 

Local and international expertise was also sought according to the needs of the Jordan Customs Department (JCD). 

The agreement was signed between Public Works Minister Sami Halaseh and the director general of the contracting company, in the presence of Finance Minister Omar Malhas, Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Yarub Qudah and JCD Director General Maj. Gen. Wadah Hmoud. 

During the ceremony, Mulki called for using the empty land to build solar panels, Petra reported, adding that JCD statistics reveal that using solar energy to generate electricity saved the department JD681,000 over two years.

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