Traders demand compensation for damage caused by BRT project

Jordan

Published: 2020-02-17 16:19

Last Updated: 2020-02-18 10:19


Traders demand compensation for damage caused by BRT project
Traders demand compensation for damage caused by BRT project
Petra News Agency Source

Heads of traders committees asked Prime Minister Omar Razzaz to visit their shops located near the Al-Hurrya intersection and in the West Amman district of Marj al-Hamam to check first-hand on the damage to their businesses incurred by the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

During a meeting with the board of directors of the Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) today, the traders' representatives described the "difficult situation" they face as a result of the project, which left many shop owners out of business.

ACC President Khalil al-Haj Tawfiq said the Chamber will stand by the traders in their demand for compensation, adding that the Chamber will invite media outlets to look first hand at the damage.

The meeting tackled procedures that should be followed, including filing with a judge as an urgent matter to assess the damage and its financial value.

The committee heads also demanded exemption from licensing and waste fees until the projects are completed.

Additionally, they called for paving streets and addressing the problem of power outages, especially at the Hurrya intersection, where the project is implemented by the Ministry of Public Works.