Central Electricity Generating Company Donates JOD 200,000 to Support National Efforts Against Coronavirus

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Published April 12th, 2020 - 12:35 GMT
Central Electricity Generating Company Donates JOD 200,000 to Support National Efforts Against Coronavirus
Central Electricity Generating Company
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Complementing the efforts of the Government of Jordan to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Central Electricity Generating Company (CEGCO) Board of Directors has approved a JOD 200,000 donation.

Complementing the efforts of the Government of Jordan to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Central Electricity Generating Company (CEGCO) Board of Directors has approved a JOD 200,000 donation. The donation is divided as follows: JOD 180,000 for the ‘Himmat Watan’ fund and JOD 20,000 for the aid of underprivileged families residing in the areas surrounding CEGCO’s power plants - to be allocated in coordination with concerned entities.

“This contribution is closely aligned with the vision of His Majesty King Abdullah II and the strategy of the Government of Jordan towards mitigating the socioeconomic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, which is affecting not only our beloved Jordan, but also the world at large. This step emphasizes our sense of national and social responsibility and reaffirms the steadfast commitment of CEGCO’s Board of Directors to continuing to collaborate with individuals and institutions alike to support nationwide efforts against the spread of COVID-19 and enable local community members to overcome this crisis as quickly as possible. May God protect our country, its leadership and its citizens from harm,” stated CEGCO CEO, Dr. Moayad Samman.

Background Information

Central Electricity Generating Company

Electricity industry started in Jordan in 1937 when Amman municipality approved exchanging lighting of the streets of the municipality of Amman from kerosene lamps by two hundred electrical lamps. They were provided by Amman Company (the late Mohammad Ali Bdeir & partners) according to an annually renewable license.

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