Published: 2018-07-26 10:47
Last Updated: 2018-07-26 14:24
Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Razazz, checked the rehabilitation works of the Desert Highway and urged contractors to finish the project on time in accordance with to finest caliber of work on Wednesday.
The Saudi-funded rehabilitation project of the desert highway, connecting Amman to the southern region, is expected to be accomplished by 2020 with a total length of 220 km and three lanes on each side.
Razzaz, accompanied by senior officials, also laid the foundation stone of the new Ma’an Military Hospital with a capacity of 150 beds, which will be implemented under a Royal Makruma at a total cost of JD35 million, aiming at improving the level of health care services provided in the southern area of the Kingdom.
"Providing services to citizens in various fields is the government's duty," Razzaz said, “the government has a duty to distribute these services fairly and alleviate the burden on the poor and middle-income groups.”
Razzaz pointed out that this project will not be the only one in Maan, adding that the Cabinet approved the Ma’an land port, located 8 km east of Ma’an, which will be one of the most important development projects in the Governorate.
The land port, which will connect several roads among Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, and Aqaba Port, shall serve Ma’an Industrial Park, offer storage spaces and facilitate goods transportation to different destinations in Maa’n Governorate.