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Ministerial team briefed on the performance of the Amman Municipality

(MENAFN-Jordan News Agency)

Amman, May 20 (Petra) — A ministerial task force formed by Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh to oversee the development process in the Kingdom was briefed on Monday on projects completed in Amman over the past 25 years as the country celebrates its silver jubilee of the Kingdom. The accession of His Majesty King Abdullah to the throne.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Government Tawfiq Krishan, who leads the team, told the meeting that Jordanians are proud of the country’s achievements over the past 25 years (the silver jubilee) in various sectors.
He said the process of development and achievements continued despite the many challenges the Kingdom faced, including the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip, political transformations in the region, hosting Iraqi and Syrian refugees and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Amman Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh outlined the municipality’s strategic plan, which he said had been achieved 86.2 percent two years after its launch.
He said the municipality’s five-year strategic plan covers 212 projects with a budget of JD918 million, including JD252 million for infrastructure and JD158 million for the Rapid Transit Bus project, adding that a ten-year public transportation program needed large funding sources and time before becoming operational become.
Shawarbeh said the Ghabawi landfill is a success story at a regional level as it covers 45 percent of the municipality’s electricity bill by converting waste into methane gas and then into energy.

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