Finding ways to improve the investment Volume in Al Hussein Industrial Estate / Al Karak
The CEO of Jordan Industrial Estates Company (JIEC), Mr. Omar Jawed, discussed with the governor of Al Karak, Dr. Jamal Al-Fayez, the importance of al-Hussein bin Abdullah II industrial estate in achieving the development gains for the governorate, especially in providing job opportunities for the local community.
Meanwhile, the parties also discussed, during the visit which was accompanied by the manager of the industrial estate, Mr. Abdul Haleem Al Qarraleh, the procedures of facilitating the services for the industrial investments as well as the procedures to attract more investments into the industrial estate because of its positive impact on tackling the unemployment in the governorate.
On one hand, Mr. Jawed visited several operational projects in the industrial estate and listened to their feedback. On the other hand, he emphasized the company's readiness to provide all forms of support to overcome any obstacles, assuring them of opening channels of communications to listen to their opinions to ensure the functioning of the investment industries within the industrial estates, because testimonials is an important tool in promoting industrial investments within JIEC’s industrial estates.
Consequently, Mr. Jawed visited, during the tour, the expansion projects that are implemented in the estate to meet demands, including the industrial buildings, where it has reached a completion rate of about 10%.
Furthermore, investors showed their contentment by the services provided, asserting their desire to expand their businesses and to cooperate with (JIEC) as well as other governmental bodies in the governorate to maintain their industrial investment because of the tax exemptions that are afforded, in addition to their geographical location that are proximate to the Port of Aqaba and to the international highway that connects Jordan with its neighboring countries.
Moreover, the official tour included Camel for ready-made Garments which is a Taiwanese investment that exports their product to the U.S. market and offer 4200 job opportunities, of which 1,800 Jordanian workers, and the visit also included Kamma Sham for food products which hires 60 workers, most of them are Jordanians. They also visited Jordan Chalk Company, a company for manufacturing chalk products that exports their goods to more than 120 countries and hires 85 Jordanians.
Finally, Al Hussein Industrial Estate / Al Karak was inaugurated in 2001 and considered one of the successful projects for (JIEC), where it hosts 35 industrial companies with an investment size of about 47 million JOD and provides more than 5,000 jobs.