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Royal Court chief follows up on Zarqa ecological park project

By JT - Jan 14,2023 - Last updated at Jan 14,2023

Royal Court Chief Yousef speaks during a meeting with ministers at the Royal Court on Saturday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Royal Court Chief Yousef Issawi, head of the follow-up committee on the implementation of Royal initiatives, on Saturday emphasised the need to hasten the completion of the phosphate hills renovation project in Zarqa’s Russeifa district.

The project aims to improve the region by serving as a recreational hub featuring environmentally friendly parks and playgrounds, in addition to encouraging development and attracting investments.

During a meeting at the Royal Court attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Administration Tawfiq Kreishan, Minister of Public Works, Housing and Transport Ahmad Maher Abul Samen, Minister of Agriculture Khalid Hneifat, and Amman Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh, Issawi stressed His Majesty King Abdullah's keenness and interest in the project.

The project will help protect the environment from pollution, improve local communities and provide a healthy recreational environment suitable for the public within an integrated and sustainable system, Issawi said. 

During a visit to the Russeifa District, His Majesty King Abdullah listened to the difficulties faced by residents concerning environmental pollution.

His Majesty directed that solutions to environmental problems be expedited, especially in the phosphate hills, highlighting the importance of improving services and infrastructure.

Kreishan, who is also head of the follow-up committee for the project, reviewed operational progress and called on the relevant institutions to find solutions to the challenges hindering the project’s timely implementation. 

He also emphasised the need for a maintenance and safety plan, in addition to provisions that ensure the project’s sustainability and guarantees proper management of the ecological park.  

Members of the committee discussed measures already implemented; stressing that work is in progress to resolve the challenges facing the project.

Shawarbeh noted that about 20 dunums of land have been planted with trees so far.  


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