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Project launched to rehabilitate Christian pilgrimage route in Madaba

By JT - Sep 27,2021 - Last updated at Sep 27,2021

Minister of Tourism Nayef Al Fayez and senior members of the clergy during the launch of the first phase of the rehabilitation project of the Christian pilgrimage route in Mount Nebo, Madaba, on Monday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Deputising for HRH Crown Prince Hussein, Minister of Tourism Nayef Al Fayez on Monday launched the first phase of the rehabilitation project of the Christian pilgrimage route in Mount Nebo, Madaba, 30km southwest of Amman.

The project involves one of Madaba’s most prominent tourist and religious landmarks, Fayez said. 

He noted that the rehabilitation project aims to provide basic services to visitors and enhance tourism in the central region, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Imad Hijazin said that the project’s phases include preparing the 29.8km Christian pilgrimage route, creating investment opportunities and developing a strategy to promote the site.

The launch of the project coincided with World Tourism Day and the naming of Madaba as the Arab Tourism Capital for 2022, Petra added.

Fayez, during the event at Madaba Visitors Centre, commended the role of the local community and related bodies’ efforts to improve tourism in Madaba. 

He noted that the selection of the city as the Arab Tourism Capital for 2022 will promote tourism and attract investment projects to the central region.

The minister also expressed appreciation for the Arab Tourism Organisation, represented by its president Bandar Bin Fahd Al Fahid, highlighting the organisation’s role in achieving sustainable development in the field of tourism.

 

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