Amman, (Petra) ––
The newly-established Investment
Protection Unit has started its work to
ensure security protection of investments
and businessmen across the Kingdom, Assistant
Public Security Department Director for
Operations, Brig. Fawaz Al-Maaytah, announced.
He told a meeting held Monday
at the Jordan Chamber of Industry that
the Preventive Security Unit will have
the key security task, and that liaison
officers had been assigned in various
industrial complexes in the Kingdom.
During the meeting with
heads of industrial chambers, industrial
sector representatives and security officials,
Maaytah said that the unit had the task
of preserving investment as a societal
responsibility due to its contribution
to community building through recruitment.
Deputy chairman of the Jordan
Chamber of Industry, Mohammed Rifai, said
that the protection of factories means
preserving national economic security,
as the industrial sector is concerned
with the employment of youth.
He added that the chamber
will intensify efforts in cooperation
with industrial chambers to spread awareness
among factory owners to deal with any
attacks on businesses in cooperation with
the public security.
The chamber will regularly
hold meetings with the security services
and investors in the industrial estates,
and will also meet local community organisations
to promote investment in their regions,
For his part, Amman Chamber
of Industry president, Senator Ziyad Homsi,
said that the problems of unemployment
and poverty can only be addressed by encouraging
investment and that security is the key
to attracting business.