Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

Investment opportunities and incentives Roadshows

26 Feb 2018

The Jordan Investment Commission (JIC), in partnership with USAID BEST, began a national tour to discuss a new 47 million dinar investment plan for the tourism sector.  The investment plan was launched last year and proposes 20 new tourism projects across all 12 governorates of Jordan.

The tour, which launched today will run for the next four weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays until a final event on March 26. The first event was held in Irbid this past Monday. Running from 10:30 AM to 13:00 PM, it was open to the general public and unveiled a number of announcements.

The event featured a presentation by the Ministry of Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Jordan Tourism Board on the current state of the country’s tourism sector, discussing future trends as well as Jordan’s international marketing plans.

There was also discussion in detail the new investment incentives being made available to the tourism sector, and shared that Al-Ahli Bank, the Capital Bank and the Housing Bank would all be making funding available for suitable applicants.

Bilal Daradka, owner of Giza Tourism Park in Irbid said,  “The truth is the tourism sector benefits locals greatly in both direct and indirect ways, and while local officials are supportive more can be done. These sessions will serve the local communities very well and today was very enriching. The communities are in need of this attention and these discussions.” 

Yara Katami, Al-Ahli Bank representative said, “We were very pleased by the turnout for the event today and the enthusiasm of those present regarding the very competitive agreements offered by the partner banks and organizations.”

The second event of the tour is being held today in Zarqa at the local Chamber of Commerce, and will be followed up next week by visits to Karak and Ajloun on March 5 and March 7 respectively. Later events will appear at Jerash on March 12, As-Salt on March 15, Madaba on March 19, Tafileh on March 21 and Ma’an on March 26.