The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) has suspended issuing new digging licenses relating to infrastructure services during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays to avert traffic jams and annoyance for citizens.
Head of GAM's Road Maintenance Department, Engineer Ahmad Khreisat, said the move aimed at helping contractors to end their current works, in a way to protect the public safety.
He said that GAM is often issuing digging licenses for emergency and exceptional cases which are directly addressed by the concerned governmental institutions that deal with public services such as electricity, water, telecommunications and wastewater.
Khreisat noted that the department has prepared a special program for daily staff shifts in the Eid holidays, during which each shift will comprise an engineer, two workshop observers, to be located round the clock in the West Amman maintenance center to receive complaints, and solve them on the spot.
In the same context, the Road Maintenance Department continues the implementation of its development plans designated for this year in different parts of Amman, in a total area of 2.5 million square meters.
The plans exclude the main streets, infrastructure projects, and orders made by the civil society institutions.
Khreisat said the department has already executed plans of the districts of Marka, Al-Naser, Marj Al-Hamam, Badr Al-Jadidah, Basman, Tareq, Shafa Badran, Al-Jubeiha, Al-'Abdali, Tla' Al-Ali, Sweileh, Badr, Ras Al-'Ein, and Al-Madinah (city center).
He added that the rest of the plans have a timetable that requires their completion by the end of this year, noting that work is underway to complete paving streets in the districts of Wadi Al-Seer, Kherbet Al-Souk, Abu Nsair and Na'our.
Khreisat revealed that several districts of Amman were excluded from the department's plans by reason of infrastructural works to develop wastewater networks at these districts.
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