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Jordanís economic indicators are promising. Minister of Planning Jawad Hadid said the national economy went down by 4 percent in 2000. He added however, this year the economy will increase by four percent. Hadid noted the World Bank will support Jordan with $360 million in feasible loans over the coming three years.

* Jordanís economic indicators are promising. Minister of Planning Jawad Hadid said the national economy went down by 4 percent in 2000. He added however, this year the economy will increase by four percent. Hadid noted the World Bank will support Jordan with $360 million in feasible loans over the coming three years. He also emphasized economic reform in Jordan will continue despite the widening trade deficit which stood at JD 427 million in the first half of 2001.

* Trade between Jordan and Iraq is expected to double in the coming two years. Ministry of Trade and Industryís officials said Jordan received assurances from Iraq it would import more Jordanian-made products. A senior Jordanian economic delegation is expected to visit Iraq this week. The delegation is headed by Minister of Trade Wasif Azar and includes senior officials from the ministries of Energy, Agriculture and Health. Jordanís share of the UN Oil-for-Food program is also expected to increase from $450 million today to $700 million by next summer. The delegation is also tackling the possibility of having a trade agreement with Iraq.

* The government released this week the tender of the $600 million Al Disi water project. The project will be designed on the Built-on-Trust process. The government is funding the project to the tune of $200 million, while the rest $400 million will be secured through a local contracting company. The $100 million-company will pave way for investors from Jordan and abroad to take part in the project, that is expected to be completed by 2006.

* Tourists coming to Jordan from Arab Gulf states increased this year by 30 percent over 2000. Ministry of Tourism sources said the increase comes in response to the successful media campaign the ministry is conducting in these states. Minister of Tourism Taleb Rifai said the ministry is upgrading the infrastructure of its touristic sites. The Ministry is also launching a campaign with the Jordan Tourism Board to enhance domestic tourism. The increase in the number of visitors from the Arab Gulf is helping the Kingdom to regain part of the share of the visitors who failed to come to the Kingdom over the past few months.

* Talking of tourism, the Ministry of Public works is currently conducting a project to establish a tourist highway in downtown Amman. The JD 100,000 project will link the Hashimyeh Square, near the Roman Amphitheater, with Ras Al Ain area. New touristic shops and parks will be established on both sides of the highway, which is expected to start operation in October.

* The governmentís plan to revamp the high education system in Jordan is expected to be concluded by 2005. The $66 million project aims to mobilize the IT sector in the Kingdom to link all Jordanian universities with the Internet. The government also has $4 million to support university projects and establish a distance-learning center in Jordan

Amman,19August2001
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