-- Minister of Transport, Jamil Mujahid,
Tuesday said the ministry would welcome
and support any investment project in
the transport sector.
The minister gave his remarks
as he received member of the Italian Parliament,
Khalid Chaouki, in the presence of MP
Mohammad Riyati, who coordinated the meeting,
to discuss investment opportunities in
the transport sector in Jordan.
Mujahid noted that investing
in transport is considered one of the
most important areas of investment in
the Kingdom, adding that the ministry
has prepared a series of feasibility studies
for the development and operation of the
national rail network, but obstacles related
to funding prevented their implementation.
Minister of Energy and Mineral
Resources, Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, also received
MP Chaouki to discuss investment opportunities
in the Kingdom's energy sector.
Al-Kharabsheh voiced the
ministry's readiness to support energy
projects, especially solar storage projects.
MP Chaouki said many Italian
and European investors are keen to invest
in Jordan, which enjoys many investment
advantages, such as security and stability
as well as its strategic geographical
location with Gulf states, Iraq and Syria.
Riyati commended the
Italian Parliament's cooperation in following-up
and supporting the investment process
in Jordan, calling on official bodies
to follow-up on foreign initiatives willing
to invest in the Kingdom.