Razzaz, WB executive director discuss supporting Jordan’s development efforts

Amman, Prime Minister, Dr. Omar Razzaz, on Sunday received Mirza Hassan, executive director and dean of the board of executive directors at World Bank Group, in the presence of the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Minister of State for Economic Affairs Dr. Mohammed Al-Ississ.

The premier stressed keenness to strengthen the partnership and cooperation with the World Bank Group to support the development efforts in the Kingdom.

He reviewed a number of major projects that Jordan intends to implement in vital sectors such as transport, energy and water, adding Amman is looking forward for the World Bank Group’s support to contribute to their implementation.

Despite the difficult regional conditions, there are positive indicators that the Jordanian economy has begun to achieve, including increasing exports, tourism movement, and the reserves of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) foreign currencies.

For his part, the WB official confirmed the bank’s readiness to provide financial and technical support for the implementation of major priority projects for the Jordanian government.

The bank is aware of the challenges facing Jordan as a result of the regional situation, he said, highlighting the importance of working to attract investments that provide employment opportunities.

Source: Jordan News Agency