Gov’t to promote investment initiatives at WEF, says minister

Amman, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Mary Kawar, on Saturday said the World Economic Forum (WEF) is a “global platform” that brings together leaders from both the public and private sectors around the world to exchange views on economic, political, social and cultural issues of concern to the Middle East and the world.

The forum, held today at the Dead Sea, comes within Jordan’s efforts to present the Kingdom’s economic growth to the international community, similar to the London Initiative Conference and the Third Brussels Conference, she added.

She pointed out that the WEF is a great opportunity to attract private sector investors, noting that the government will promote several top priority projects by providing investment opportunities in the tourism, professional services, technology and entrepreneurship fields.

According to Kawar, the government has prioritized 123 projects in various sectors of strategic growth, including energy, transportation, water, waste treatment and community infrastructure sectors.

During meetings on the sidelines of the forum, she stated that the government, through the partnership of the public and private sectors, has formed a team to conduct an economic feasibility study on top priority projects within the development and infrastructure sectors.

The minister added that the WEF will highlight the Kingdom’s contribution to regional stability as a refugee host country, and the private sector’s contribution to respond to various humanitarian crises.

Source: Jordan News Agency