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King visits Jordan Investment Commission

[9/5/2017 2:28:12 PM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Tuesday, visited the Jordan Investment Commission (JIC), where he was briefed on measures, recently taken by the JIC to improve the business environment in the Kingdom.

During a meeting, attended by Prime Minister, Hani Mulki, His Majesty expressed appreciation for the JIC's efforts. "Today I wanted to check closely on your work as the first step to any investor," King Abdullah said.

The King added that the JIC must have the needed capabilities and cadres to provide services to investors in the best possible way.

His Majesty called on all institutions to fully cooperate with the JIC to fulfill its goals, including those included in the Jordan Economic Growth Plan 2018 - 2022 (JEGP).

He also emphasized the need for a clear strategic vision to determine the added value that the Kingdom offers in the sectors of trade, industry, investment and business to countries of the region and the world.

In the meeting, His Majesty the King was briefed by Minister of State for Investment Affairs, and JIC President, Muhannad Shehadeh, on the commission's work plan and measures taken during the past two months to stimulate and facilitate the investment process.

He noted that the JIC has granted the necessary licenses and approvals for 32 investment projects in Jordan, with a total value of about JD196 million, in the sectors of tourism, industry and agriculture. The projects are expected to provide 1,500 jobs, Shehadeh added.

His Majesty the King toured the JIC main departments and was briefed on the work progress and procedures used to facilitate services to investors.

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