Money well spent: Jordanian-Chinese committee to increase bilateral trade volume, tourism exchange

Money well spent: Jordanian-Chinese committee to increase bilateral trade volume, tourism exchange
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Published April 8th, 2014 - 09:55 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Amman and Beijing agreed to expedite the implementation of development schemes China has agreed to fund through grants
Amman and Beijing agreed to expedite the implementation of development schemes China has agreed to fund through grants

China has extended more than $162 million to Jordan in the form of loans and grants between 1999 and 2013, according to the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. During the meeting of the Jordanian-Chinese technical and economic committee on Monday, the two sides agreed to increase trade volume, tourism exchange, improve transport and energy cooperation and encourage investments and the exploitation of oil shale, said a statement received by The Jordan Times.

Amman and Beijing agreed to expedite the implementation of development schemes China has agreed to fund through grants, including water networks, housing units for the underprivileged and installation of CCTV cameras. They also agreed to send a Chinese team to study renovating the Salt-Arda road before the end of this month. 

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