Delegate of Prime Minister Dr. Bishar Al-Khasawneh, The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supply and Minister of Labour Yousef Al-Shamali, in the presence of Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Al – Kharabsheh, 12 investment agreements were signed in Al - Tafila industrial estate, aimed at providing employment opportunities for the Jordanian and revitalizing its business environment.
Agreements have also been signed between the Jordan Industrial Estates Company (JIEC) and multi government entities, included the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Electricity Distribution Company, Ministry of Labour, Skills Development Authority, Jordanian Economic Enterprise Development Corporation and the Aqaba port of container , in order to implement the Council of Ministers' decision on incentives for investment projects within Al-Tafila Industrial Estate .
Mr. Al- Shamali said that the amount of investment in the 12 projects signed with an estimated is 17 million JOD will provide more than 400 jobs opportunity in their early stages and include investment in the plastic, construction, paper & Carton, engineering and others.
He added, during the signing ceremony attended by the deputies and heads of governorate and secretaries general of the Ministries of Industry, Trade and Labour and the governor of Al- Tafila Dr. Mohamed Abu Jamos, the provincial council and its security council, the President of the Jordan Chamber of Industry, the mayor of the city of Al-Tafila Dr. Hazem Al-Awran and a number of officials from the governorate, today we are in front of quick and very important outputs for the Prime Minister's visit to Al-Tafila city the head of a ministerial team last September by signing investment agreements for a number of projects to be held in Al- Tafila Industrial Estate.
These are the first to attract investments to the governorate in general and the operational agreements between ministries and relevant government entities and the JIEC on incentives and benefits for the region.
He stressed that the Government is first following the investment realities in the governorates and industrial areas and working to provide the necessary incentives to attract investors to them.
He pointed out that the decision of the Council of Ministers included the support of electric power prices for small and medium investments in Al- Tafila industrial Estate. The resolution also including Tafila Industrial Estate in the Satellite Factory Program, which support the labor wage, social security subscription and transportation cost for local labor. In addition to the subsidizing the port duties at Aqaba port.
In addition to the 12 investments signed today, the Director General of JIEC Mr. Omar Jwaid, said that: the company has a number of applications for investment in the city that are being pursued in preparation for signing agreements with it and to start its work in the estate and it will increase the number of investments that are attracted and projected for the estate.
Al- Tafila industrial Estate ,also has 5 active industrial investments that have provided 32 jobs opportunity across several productive sectors.
The company accomplished the first phase of Al- Tafila Industrial Estates with an area of 500 dunums out of the total area up to 1000 Dunums