Jordan could become regional e-commerce hub: says JCC

Amman, ICT sector representative in the Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Haitham Rawajba, said Jordan, with its investment privileges and stability, is capable of becoming a regional center for the digital economy.

“This requires improving the business environment of the ICT sector, removing obstacles and facilitating the work of the operating companies,” he said, adding this process also needs strengthening the real partnership between the two sectors and working as a team to maintain the Kingdom’s competitiveness in this sector.

The JCC, as the first umbrella for Jordan’s commercial sector in the Kingdom, is ready to harness all its capabilities and expertise to support the Kingdom to be the center of the digital economy and promote this ambition in international forums, especially after the launch of a specialized ministry for this field, he pointed out.

In a press statement on Wednesday, Rawajba said the Kingdom has a well-developed ICT infrastructure and a trained workforce with significant expertise to move to a digital Jordan and enhance its role as a leading hub in the region.

Progress in the digital economy is increasing the Kingdom’s integration into the global economy and increasing access to international markets, in addition to easy access to information and decision-making that serve economic policies, he pointed out.

Discussing the ICT sector’s competitiveness , he said it is supported by His Majesty King Abdullah II, and highlighted the sector’s role in supporting the national economy, which requires enhancing investment opportunities, stressing the need to strengthen the partnership between the public and private sectors to achieve growth and deal with the various challenges facing it.

Jordanian companies operating in the ICT sector have a high reputation and great capabilities to turn their challenges into jobs and attract more investments based on the advantages offered by the stable and safe investment environment in the Kingdom, he noted.

Source: Jordan News Agency