First Phase About to Finish
The project is to allow for selling and displaying handicraft products, namely engravings and traditional industry.
The Director of the Supervision and Projects Department, Engineer Mohammad Al Kharabsheh estimated that the project is to finish next September, and said that the components of the second phase shall cost 520,000 Jordanian Dinars, with a building of three stories, totaling 1050 m2 of floor area.
Engineer Al Kharabsheh further added that the ground floor was designed to absorb six stores for practicing traditional, heritage handicrafts such as jewelry, pottery, copper, and textile produces. The first floor is to be a gallery for exhibiting artistic and talented thoughts and products embodying the life of the Ammanites. A third floor in the form of a “roof” is to be devoted for a main cafeteria, terraces, and stairs overlooking the main plaza and the neighboring mountains of Amman.
The GAM official stressed that the Municipality is about to finish the first phase of the project, namely maintenance works, renovation of the metal hanger with a construction floor area of 1300m2,and 7 stores, attics, and platforms for exhibiting and selling handicraft products of the different arts.
The main phase included sanitary facilities, a cafeteria, glass facades, an upper corridor specially designed for murals, and to follow up on the market operations, exterior plazas with flooring, garages, plants basins, and seats, all with a floor area of 4000 m2. The Souq was established in the area of Ras Al’Ein to complement the cultural and tourist projects already set up there, such as the National Museum, Al Hussein Cultural Center, and the National Institute of Music.
In another context, Engineer Kharabsheh pointed out that GAM will, towards the end of next May, implement new parking lots, renovate side roads, set up 15 kiosks, erect walls and concrete works, and install planting basins, stone chains, and fences in Al Jubeiha Recreational City.