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Mulki lays cornerstone for Amman exhibition centre

By JT - May 28,2018 - Last updated at May 28,2018

Prime Minister Hani Mulki (left) lays the cornerstone of Amman Chamber of Commerce's exhibition and convention centre near Queen Alia Airport Highway on Monday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Monday laid the cornerstone of Amman Chamber of Commerce's (ACC) exhibition and convention centre, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The centre, located near the Queen Alia Airport Highway, will be built on an area of 65,000sq.m through various implementation phases worth a total of JD35 million. 

Expected to be ready in two years, the centre will consist of exhibition halls spreading over 5,400sq.m, convention halls, a theatre with a capacity of 500 people, restaurants, parking lots, and a four-star hotel with 180 rooms, Petra reported.

Trade, Industry and Supply Minister Yarub Qudah commended the establishment of the centre, which will help Jordan and international industries to showcase their products, noting that it comes in line with efforts exerted to make Jordan "a main centre" for regional reconstruction.

Qudah praised the ACC's efforts which he said will not only benefit its members but also other national beneficiaries.

The project, which is the first of its kind in the Kingdom, will be a venue for holding domestic, regional and international expositions and conferences, ACC's Chairman Issa Murad said, highlighting that it will provide "hundreds" of job opportunities and attract large numbers of travelers and businesspeople to the Kingdom annually. 

Murad thanked the public institutions for their support and investment incentives in accordance with the law, stressing that the centre will be a national project that serves various sectors.

"The centre will boost Jordan as a destination for conventions and exhibitions which will also support the tourism sector," he said, adding that it will also contribute to improving the competitiveness of Jordan's products by helping them find new international markets.

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