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New city project key for sustainable development — AREC

By JT - Jan 11,2023 - Last updated at Jan 11,2023

AMMAN — The Arab Renewable Energy Commission (AREC) on Wednesday affirmed that the new smart city project is strategic and supports the future of the Kingdom’s sustainable development, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The AREC, in a statement, said that such a project requires building factories, universities, parks, schools and markets, as well as providing infrastructure for electric cars, alternative energy, bioenergy and wastewater recycling, highlighting that smart or sustainable cities have become a modern-day requirement. "The project will provide an advanced transport network based on renewable energy and green hydrogen," the statement indicated.

AREC Secretary General Muhammad Al Taani said that smart cities reduce traffic jams, expressing hope to establish three sustainable cities in the northern, southern, and central regions to ensure sustainable urban planning with energy, water and food security. The project will create thousands of job opportunities for youth and will attract large investments, he added.


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