Published: 2017-10-23 16:39
Last Updated: 2017-10-23 16:39
The Jordanian Prime Ministry held a meeting on Sunday, headed by PM Hani Al Mulki in Amman, in which many resolutions were passed.
Prime Ministry approved official instructions to provide and exchange information between government departments electronically, through Electronic Transactions Acts. In a step is expected to improve the efficiency of government departments through easier and cheaper modes of connection.
Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki also approved a the deal between the government, the Water Authority of Jordan, and European Investment Bank, to support implementing the second phase of Wadi Al Arab’s water project, which will cost the government around 14 million euros.
The project aims to offer cleaner water to northern cities in the Kingdom.
The cabinet also agreed on signing a Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) between the Jordanian government and its Canadian counterpart to start executing a youth-enabling project called Technological Bridges.
The project aims to enhance the capabilities of youth, as well as women and disadvantaged groups who are face various difficulties in society. This is part of the Canadian government aid program in the MENA region for the previous three years.
Al Mulki also decided to approve the e-Payment and exchange system for 2017, which aims to enhance the Central Bank’s role in supervising payment services and activities.
PM approved the decision to provide 5 million JODs to the Independent Electoral Commission account, to enable it to pay employees rewards in addition to the operating expenses.
Additionally, the ministry approved a deal between Jordanian government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), valued 12.8 million US Dollars, to finance investment project and poor families.
The cabinet also approved a MOU signed between the Jordan Maritime Commission and the Emirati Federal Transport Authority Land & Maritime, regarding the recognition of local maritime certificates for sailors.
Finally, the reforms included the ministry approval on standards and laws to develop hospitals and health centers in remote villages.