Jordan’s Government to Privatize Wheat Silos and Warehouses
State-run wheat silos and warehouses will be privatized soon, a senior Trade Ministry official told Jordan Times on Thursday.
"Privatization will help wheat silos and warehouses to function on a commercial and profitable basis and to ensure more efficient management of the wheat storage process," said Hani Dabbas, a ministry assistant secretary general.
The ministry earlier formed a special committee under the leadership of the trade minister to study ways to privatise such facilities, said the English daily.
Wheat silos and warehouses are located in Aqaba, Jweideh (south of Amman), Zarqa and Irbid. The overall storage capacity of all wheat silos is 470,000 tonnes.
Jordanian media has criticized management and standards of storage in the state-run silos.
Last year, accusations of an impure wheat shipment caused embarrassment to the government of former PM Abdul Rauf Rawabdeh – Albawaba.com
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