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JIEC floats tender for 1st phase of Zarqa Industrial Estate

By JT - Nov 05,2022 - Last updated at Nov 05,2022

AMMAN — The Board of Directors of the Jordan Industrial Estates Corporation (JIEC) has decided to float a tender to implement the first phase of Zarqa Industrial Estate (ZIE) to a local company at a total cost of JD21 million, the JIEC announced on Saturday.

During a JIEC board meeting, led by Chairman Louay Sahweil in the presence of Director General Omar Juwaid, the board said that a tender was issued to implement the project, which is one of the government priorities for 2021-2023 that aim at realising development in the Kingdom's various regions and provide more job opportunities for Jordanian youth.

A JIEC statement cited by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, said that the project also aims to make the Jordanian industrial estates an "ideal" environment for industrial investment, by taking utilising their investor advantages and support services, which would facilitate business operations.

Juwaid said that the ZIE's first phase includes developing 1,116 dunums out of the estate's total area of 4,700 dunums, which would be developed over multiple stages.

He said that the first phase includes the construction of all the estate's infrastructure and industrial buildings on an area of 22,000 square metres, within three years.

The director general stressed the importance of establishing ZIE to attract investors and stimulate the region's existing industrial projects to house businesses within its borders and take advantage of the estate's incentives.

He also noted that ZIE, once ready and operational, will attract many industrial investments in many productive fields, such as foodstuff, chemical, packaging and engineering industries.

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