Published: 2019-03-02 13:16
Last Updated: 2019-03-02 13:57
Chairman of the Amman Chamber of Commerce Khalil Al-Haj Tawfiq said that traders who were affected by the Downtown floods began to arrive at the Chamber since Saturday morning, in order to hire lawyers to prove their shops were raided by water and that their goods were damaged.
Tawfiq added that the Chamber of Commerce will address the Prime Minister to rehabilitate the infrastructure and facilities of Downtown so that flooding won’t happen again.
He pointed out that the Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for the infrastructure, public utilities, toilets, etc., as it is the responsibility of the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), but if there is negligence, the Chamber of Commerce will not stand idly by.
Tawfiq added that "there are annual subscriptions paid by traders in Downtown which the Chamber will be investing in the service of these traders to rehabilitate the infrastructure, adding health facilities, umbrellas, garages for vehicles and other services to encourage citizens to shop in Downtown and to improve the services provided to traders.”
Tawfiq stressed that this issue will not go by unnoticed, and the ones accountable will be held responsible for all the damage and distress the flooding caused to traders and citizens.