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* Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola in Jordan asked the government to impose the trade protection duties and quotas on imports to protect their industry against foreign competition. In a report submitted to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the two companies revealed that each has endured an 8 percent decline in local sales this year, due to the increasing calls to boycott US-made products.

The Kingdom witnessed this year an increasing popular demand of the Coke—like products imported from neighboring countries. The ministry is holding an inquiry on the issue. The two companies urged the government to implement the National Product Protection Law, which became effective in June.

* The construction in Al Wihda Dam on the Yarmouk River will start in March 2003. Jordanian and Syrian officials discussed the project with a group of international companies that will build the dam, which is expected to be worth JD 85 million. The dam’s capacity is planned to be 125 million cubic meters.

* Around 315,000 personal checks were returned in the first eight months of this year, costing the economy JD 324.6 million. These “bounced” checks make up some 5.5 percent of the 5.51 million checks that were in circulation. Statistics by the Central Bank of Jordan showed a gradual decline in the number and value of invalid personal checks. In August, banks dealt with more than 652,300 bounced checks worth JD 1.04 billion, compared to 790,000 checks at JD 1.216 billion in July. About 6 percent of the checks written in August proved to have insufficient funds.

* Jordan is expecting more Chinese investments over the coming few months. Sources at the Amman Chamber of Commerce said the Kingdom is hosting $35 million in Chinese investments, which are expected to double later this year. Jordanian and Chinese businessmen are working on a joint project for electronic industries. Trade volume between the two sides is worth $365 million, tipping the Chinese side by over $190 million.

* Investors from Jordan and Bahrain are discussing ways to enhance the mutual projects. Representatives from the private sectors in the two countries are taking part in the discussions, which aim at promoting the bilateral trade ties. Jordanian exports to Bahrain are worth JD 7.7 million, making 60 percent of JD 13.8 million in trade volume between the two countries.

* The development project of Salt City Center is worth JD 3.2 million. The project aims at renovating the city’s downtown, reviving its tourism and improving its infrastructure to making it fit for foreign tourists. More than 652 old houses and tourism sites were included in the project, which is part of a nation-wide project to renovate tourism in Jordan. The Salt project is expected to finish by 2005.

* Jordan’s Transport Data System, which was launched in August, aims to conduct local and foreign investments in the Kingdom’s transport sector. Minister of Transport Nadher Al Dahabi said the government wants to reorganize the transport sector to facilitate Jordanians use of public transportation. Many of the bus routes in Amman were closely scrutinized by the Ministry of Transport.

* Jordan’s exports to Turkey increased by 57 percent in the first half of 2002 to JD 7.2 million. In the same period last year, these exports were JD 3.5 million. The trade deficit between the two countries is worth JD 27.1 million. Turkish imports to Jordan in the first half of 2002 are worth JD 34.3 million.

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