The North Development Company signs MoU with Jordan Telecom Group
The North Development Company, managing the master plan and development of the Irbid Economic Development zone, has signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with the Jordan Telecom Group (JTG) on June 5th.
According to the agreement, the Jordan Telecom Group, which provides fixed services (Jordan Telecom), mobile services (MobileCom), internet and data services (Wanadoo), content services (eDimension) and wholesale services to its customers, will provide high quality telecommunications and an information technologies network and services to the investors and companies that are or will establish businesses within the specific areas of the development.
Services within the agreement include fixed line, mobile, internet, and all other agreed telecommunications and/or information technology services. Potential future projects could also include the establishment of a call center, a telecommunication training center and internet city.
Mr Basem Al Salem, Chairman of the Steering Committee of North Development Company, owned by the Social Security Investment Unit, commented that these agreements come in line with the nature and purpose of the zone. The zone will provide state of the art IT and health care facilities and training with high-tech telecommunications and information technology networking as its first priority.
On his part, Dr. Shabib Ammari, Chairman of Jordan Telecom Group assured the importance of establishing investments in the area which reinforces significantly the investment atmosphere in the Kingdom, highlighting the group’s future plans aiming towards further investments in the zone in order to more provide the investors with top of the line leading services and solutions in the field of telecommunications.
The Irbid Economic Development Zone was launched on May 1st, 2007 in a bid to create employment opportunities in the northern governorate, as it will build partnerships between the range of universities in Irbid and future companies investing in the area to utilize the capabilities of the younger generation, and will include IT, health care and medical, social services, and housing clusters.