4 Public-Private Partnership projects registered

19-05-2021 11:24 AM

Ammon News - The Higher Committee of the Public-Private Partnership on Tuesday held a meeting at the Prime Ministry, chaired by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Shraideh, in the presence of all committee members.

During the meeting, Shraideh stressed the importance of moving forward in implementing partnership projects between the public and private sectors, which will positively reflect on developing infrastructure and government services, revitalizing the economy and providing job opportunities, pointing out to the need to finalize three projects for partnership between the public and private sectors at least before the end of this year.

The Director of the Public-Private Partnership Unit in the Prime Ministry gave a briefing on the PPP projects that the unit worked recently on with various government entities, reviewing the upcoming steps and expected timeframes for these projects in preparation for moving forward in the implementation procedures.

The committee also decided to approve the registration of four projects according to the new partnership law issued in 2020, at a capital cost of about JD300 million, to be registered in the National Registry of government investment projects in accordance with the provisions of the law.

The members of the committee discussed a number of PPP projects to be implemented with relevant ministries and government institutions during the coming period, with reference to the mandate of the Partnership Unit to consider some projects and develop them, and study their feasibility with a view to presenting them to the committee during the next meeting.

The Higher Committee of the Public-Private Partnership was recently reconstituted, to be chaired by the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, and the membership of: Minister of State for Prime Minister Affairs, Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Minister of Finance, Minister of State for Governmental Follow-up and Coordination, and director of the Public Private Partnership Unit as the rapporteur.

In April, the cabinet approved the public-private partnership law of 2021, and approved the national registry system for government investment projects of 2021.


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