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The Ministry of Education received the largest percentage of the government's upcoming 2001 fiscal budget, presently estimated at JD 276 million. About 95 percent of this money goes to the ministry's daily operations. Employees at the ministry receive more than JD 248.4 million in wages.

The Ministry of Education received the largest percentage of the government's upcoming 2001 fiscal budget, presently estimated at JD 276 million. About 95 percent of this money goes to the ministry's daily operations. Employees at the ministry receive more than JD 248.4 million in wages. The Ministry recently finished furnishing most public schools with a new computer network, partly the result of a Spanish loan, estimated at $33 million. The World Bank is also expected to grant the ministry $240 million in loans for the next five years. The loan will be used for the construction of new schools and to equip them with advanced technology.

* Construction investment in the Kingdom exceeded JD 500 million. Mahmoud Saudi, head of the Jordan Housing Society, said the gradual increase in Jordan's population has forced the government to build an additional 33,000 housing units each year. Saudi noted housing costs in Jordan remain high.

* Jordan's mineral exports experienced a mixed fortune in the first seven months of this year. According to the General Statistics Dept, cement exports increased by 85 percent this year to JD 13.5 million over the same period last year. Potash exports also increased by 4 percent to JD 82 million. But Jordan's exports of phosphate declined in 2001 by 7.5 percent to JD 50.7 million, losing approximately JD 5 million from last year. The Jordan Phosphate Mines Co still faces financial hardships that could prevent foreign investors from taking part in some of the company's projects. The company is expected to obtain a JD 40 million loan from the Social Security Corp to redeem some of its losses.

* Jordan Cement Factories Co (JCFC) earned JD 5.6 million in net profits in the first half of 2001. This is an increase of 43.6 percent over last year. JCFC's total revenues also increased by 53.4 percent to JD 19.2 million. The company's assets remained the same as last year, JD 164 million.

* There are some 200,000 small to medium enterprises in Jordan that have failed to pay annual dues to the Ministry of Trade and Industry. These dues, estimated at JD 64 million, are from enterprises owned by less affluent businesses.

* In 2000, the Customs Dept collected JD 16 million in fees and taxes. Near JD 14 million of this came from the Amman Customs Office. The remaining JD 2 million was made at the department's offices at Queen Alia International Airport. Mahmoud Qdeishat, director of the Customs Dept, said the work environment at the department is facing increased risks from smuggling and controlling procedures. Qdeishat noted the department has joint supervision with the UN Commission for Trade and Development to facilitate development on the department's projects.

* Ajlun governorate is in need of JD 61 million to support development of its projects in the coming two years. Most of these projects target the commercial, social and industrial sectors of the governorate. Poverty and unemployment rates in Ajlun are some of the highest in the Kingdom.

* Madaba governorate is currently enjoying development projects worth more than JD 100 million. About JD 65 million of this funding is allocated for building water dams. The agricultural sector in the governorate has projects worth JD 32 million. Madaba's tourist attractions are also undergoing improvements worth JD 6.5 million.


Amman,15September2001
The Star redaction
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