Conference Tries to Lure Jordanian Businessmen to Boost Investment at Home
Around 100 public and private sector ventures in Jordan will be on offer for potential investors attending the 2nd Conference for Jordanian Businessmen and Investors scheduled for August 13, reported the Jordan Times.
Chief government schemes where private sector monies are needed include the establishment of a railway linking Amman and Zarqa at an estimated cost of JD60 million on a build, operate and transfer basis.
Also, the government is looking for private management for its civil aviation sector, which groups three airports in Amman, Marka and Aqaba, said the paper.
The ministry of energy is inviting investors to take part in its natural gas project concluded with Egypt in June, the planned crude oil pipeline from Iraq to Jordan, and also in an energy generation project, organizers said.
The water and tourism ministries have also prepared proposals for partnerships in water treatment and desalination projects, and developing tourism sites, they added.
The kingdom's private sector is seeking funding, expertise and partnerships in various economic activities, ranging from light industries to tourist ventures and information technology projects, according to the paper.
With the participation of the private and public sectors, investors will be familiarized with investment opportunities available in the kingdom, including the Aqaba Special Economic Zone.
The event, organized by the Jordanian Businessmen Association and the Jordan Investment Board, seeks to attract some 550 Jordanian businessmen to boost their investments in the kingdom, organizers added - Albawaba.com
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