Cadres of the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) recently began installing 1500 poles that carry plates showing names and numbers of streets around Amman. The move is part of the Municipality's naming and numbering system which was commenced in 2008.
By the end of this year, said Director of GAM Naming and Numbering Department, Engineer Marwan 'Eliyyan, GAM would set about 10000 poles on most of Amman's streets across the districts, with the exception of those that were annexed to GAM recently. He noted that the 1500 poles will be set in the districts of Al-Nasr, Al-Mgabalein, Um Qsair, and Al-Bnayat, completing the previously set poles in Al-Qweismeh, Abu 'Aalanda, Kherbet Al-Souk, Al-Jwaideh, and Al-Yadouda.
In the same context, 'Eliyyan said that GAM's technical cadres have set 35000 embossed numbers on the residential and commercial buildings in the districts of Abu Nsair, Al-Qweismeh, Abu 'Alanda, Al-Rqaim, Kherbet Al-Souk, Al-Jwaideh, and Al-Yadouda. He noted that the embossed numbers will involve 20000 buildings.
'Eliyyan expected that GAM will begin, next year, in preparing the required plans to start implementing the naming and numbering system at the newly-annexed six districts.
Meanwhile, 'Eliyyan said that the department has concluded the preparation of the touristic map of Amman, which will be reviewed by the touristic committee at the GAM Council, prior to approval by the Mayor. Once approved, the map will be printed at the Royal Geographical Center.
It is worth mentioning that GAM has previously implemented the new mechanism of naming streets in the Capital, as plates of the new names are fixed on poles (each pole is 8.5 cm wide, 3 meter high).
Each pole takes in six plates for the required direction: Two double-faceted names in Arabic, two double-faceted names in English, and two double-faceted numbers of buildings in English.
GAM started using the embossed numbers on the residential and commercial buildings in 2007, along with names of the streets, to help raise awareness among citizens, and facilitate their accessibility to the preferred destinations easily. This is complying with the new system of billboards that GAM is implementing around the Capital since the beginning of this year.
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