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USAID to support small enterprises in land transport sector

By JT - Aug 31,2015 - Last updated at Aug 31,2015

AMMAN — The USAID Jordan Local Enterprise Support Project (LENS) on Monday signed an agreement with the Land Transport Regulatory Commission (LTRC) to support the competitiveness and sustainability of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Jordan’s land transport sector, according to a USAID statement. Transport Minister Lina Shbeeb attended the signing ceremony.

The partnership will provide “hundreds of businesses” with the training and support necessary to meet new regulations passed by the LTRC in 2014, mandating that commercial vehicle drivers acquire new certification and safety tools to guarantee international safety standards, the statement said.

The partnership will also entail implementing a nationwide curriculum and a training of trainers programme aimed at helping MSEs respond to new regulations and acquire the necessary certifications. 

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