Gov’t approves agreement to modernize Al-Karamah border crossing

Amman, A cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, on Wednesday, endorsed a 6.5 million euros cooperation agreement to implement a project for modernizing the Al-Karamah border crossing between Jordan and Iraq funded by the European Union.

The agreement was signed between the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The project aims to develop the crossing’s technical and infrastructure, construct buildings for entities working at the border center, provide the necessary equipment for operations and specialized training for cadres working in border’s management and combating drugs and crime.

The Al-Karamah border crossing between Jordan and Iraq is one of the important border crossings that Jordan relies on to increase its exports to Iraq and the movement of people between the two countries.

In another decision, the cabinet approved a financing agreement to deliver a project aims at protect, manage and sustain natural resources using the best strategies and practices for the development of rangeland and ecosystems in a number of Jordanian environmental areas.

The project, funded by a Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant worth about $3.5 million, will be managed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

Source: Jordan News Agency