JORDAN SIGNS DEAL TO EXPAND GRAIN STORAGE IN AQABA

Jordan’s Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), signed an agreement, on Thursday, for the expansion of the grain silos in Aqaba.

The company signed a 30-million-dinar (40-million-U.S. dollar) agreement, with a consortium of Haif Company and Mid Contracting Co MID, to expand the silo storage capacity from 100,000 metric tonnes, to 200,000 metric tonnes, Khalil Farrayeh, spokesperson of the state-run ADC, said.

It will be used for storing all types of grains, including wheat, barley and corn.

“This is one of the strategic projects for ADC, and seeks to create a facility that is in line with international standards, in this regard,” Farrayeh added.

The project is expected to be completed before the end of this year, he added.

The project entails installing equipment, for the auto transfer of grain, from vessels to the silos, and it can also serve Jordan and neighbouring countries, he added.

According to figures, by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Jordan’s monthly wheat consumption has risen from 50,000 to 80,000 tonnes, since the arrival of Syrian refugees

Source: NAM News Network

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