The Ministry of Agriculture has signed two investment agreements for the establishment and operation of the Agro-Industrial complex that the Ministry of Agriculture values in the Southern Valleys . The Minister of Agriculture, Eng. Khaled Al-Hanifat, signed the first cooperation agreement with the Chairman of the Jordan Industrial Estates Company (JIEC), Dr. Loay Sehwail, in order to provide engineering services for the establishment of the agricultural industrial complex established by the Ministry in the southern Valleys . Aiming at attracting the private sector to invest in the agricultural sector, increasing the added value of agricultural products and creating job opportunities to the citizens.
The JIEC plays the most important role in the creation of model industrial estates, providing job opportunities for Jordanians .
The second agreement was signed with the Food Security Company, where it will operate two factories using local products from all regions of the Kingdom for five years free of charge, provided that 75% of the workers are Jordanians .
Al-Hanifat added that the agro-industrial complex will be established in accordance with its investment plans to enhance food security in the Kingdom and provide employment opportunities for the citizens.
He also stressed that under the agreement signed by the Ministry with the Jordan Industrial Estates Company, which will extend for a period of one year, the Ministry will provide all plans and data related to soil test, infrastructure schemes of the industrial complex and all the necessary information in order to complete the agreement.
Engineer Al-Hanifat praised the JIEC outstanding experience in developing and managing industrial estates in the Kingdom.
For his part, the Chairman of the Jordan Industrial Estates Company, Dr. Loay Sehwail, has praised the strategic partnership that brings the Jordan industrial estates together with the Ministry of Agriculture.
According to the agreement, Jordan Industrial Estates Company will review the technical specifications and engineering schemes of the proposed buildings for investment projects in the industrial complex as well as review and audit the studies, engineering designs and detailed plans to be adopted. Also they will supervise directly the project's implementation work and the factory buildings of technical and financial investors in accordance in order to the agreed timetable.
Investor Hassan al-Qudah added the facilities granted by the Ministry to establish this investment, which will provide more employment opportunities for Jordanian, especially in the southern Valleys , in addition to the qualitative shift in the utilization of Jordanian crops in the industry.