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Royal directives: Series of development projects launched in Balqa

Royal initiatives include 100 new housing units, factory, comprehensive sports city

By JT - Apr 09,2022 - Last updated at Apr 09,2022

Royal Court Chief Yousef Issawi speaks during the launch of a series of Royal initiatives in Balqa on Saturday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — In implementation of His Majesty King Abdullah's directives, Royal Court Chief Yousef Issawi, who is also head of the follow-up committee for the implementation of the Royal initiatives, on Saturday announced the launch of a series of Royal development initiatives in Balqa.

Issawi's announcement came during a meeting with dignitaries, youth and women representatives in Balqa, where he listened to their needs and demands to consider implementing them depending on the available resources, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The initiatives include the construction of 100 housing units for underprivileged families, chosen as per standards accredited by the Social Development Ministry, and the establishment of a factory in the governorate, under the satellite branches initiative, which will provide 200 to 400 jobs.

The initiatives also include changing the Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II Sports Complex into a comprehensive sports city, in a bid to develop youth and sport activities in Balqa, as well as constructing a park in Mahis. 

During the meeting, Issawi stressed His Majesty's keenness to communicate with Jordanians and listen to their needs, where he issued directives to implement development projects that accord with the characteristics of each area.

During the meeting, attendees spoke about their needs and demands, which were mainly focused on poverty and unemployment in the governorate, supporting farmers and employment programmes through productive projects, and improving the educational, cultural, health and infrastructure services.

They also called for establishing playing fields, parks and gardens, in addition to attracting investments to the industrial estate in the governorate and rehabilitating the entrance of Balqa. 

Issawi said that all these needs and demands will be referred to King Abdullah, noting that some of the demands will be discussed with the government to be listed on its priority projects.  


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