(Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II,
on Tuesday, visited the Jordan Investment
Commission (JIC), where he was briefed
on measures, recently taken by the JIC
to improve the business environment in
During a meeting, attended
by Prime Minister, Hani Mulki, His Majesty
expressed appreciation for the JIC's efforts.
"Today I wanted to check closely
on your work as the first step to any
investor," King Abdullah said.
The King added that the
JIC must have the needed capabilities
and cadres to provide services to investors
in the best possible way.
His Majesty called on all
institutions to fully cooperate with the
JIC to fulfill its goals, including those
included in the Jordan Economic Growth
Plan 2018 - 2022 (JEGP).
He also emphasized the need
for a clear strategic vision to determine
the added value that the Kingdom offers
in the sectors of trade, industry, investment
and business to countries of the region
and the world.
In the meeting, His Majesty
the King was briefed by Minister of State
for Investment Affairs, and JIC President,
Muhannad Shehadeh, on the commission's
work plan and measures taken during the
past two months to stimulate and facilitate
the investment process.
He noted that the JIC has
granted the necessary licenses and approvals
for 32 investment projects in Jordan,
with a total value of about JD196 million,
in the sectors of tourism, industry and
agriculture. The projects are expected
to provide 1,500 jobs, Shehadeh added.
His Majesty the King
toured the JIC main departments and was
briefed on the work progress and procedures
used to facilitate services to investors.