Tag: Government

traffic rights

Traffic Rights Dispute Grounds Air Arabia Ambitions

The CEO of low-cost carrier Air Arabia says a traffic rights dispute has grounded the ambitions of its Jordanian subsidiary. By Nada Atieh When it first began flying from its hub at Queen Alia International Airport in 2015, Air Arabia…

workers

Valuing Workers Wherever They’re From

We must not forget that migrant workers and refugees have much to contribute to Jordan’s economy.  By Patrick Daru On December 18, the world marked International Migrants Day–a moment to celebrate the contributions of migrant workers to our economies and…

foreign patients

PHA Blames Government Visa Rules for Plunging Medical Tourism Numbers

The number of foreign patients visiting Jordan for treatment slumped by 40 percent over 2016 and 2017 due to stricter visa rules imposed by the government, the head of the Private Hospitals Association told The Jordan Times. “In 2015, the…

real growth

Reasons for Cheer in 2018

After a decade or so in the doldrums, things are finally looking up for Jordan’s economy. Evidence from both the global and regional arena warrant saying that Jordan is moving towards a growth cycle, leaving the bottleneck of the last…

transport woes

Amman’s Transport Woes: Managing Expectations of the BRT

The BRT has come to be viewed by some as the be-all, end-all solution to Amman’s transport woes. In reality, the project is only the first step in a long journey ahead. Its significance is more in what it represents…

Groupe ADP

France’s Groupe ADP in Talks to Buy Queen Alia International Airport Operator

French airports operator Groupe Aeroports de Paris (ADP) said it has begun exclusive negotiations to acquire Airport International Group (AIG), which runs Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA). “Groupe ADP, in consortium with Meridiam and ASMA Capital Partners B.S.C., enters…

project

Breathing Life into the Badia

An ambitious project is underway to make Jordan’s arid areas bloom again while creating a new green economy in the process. The Sahara Forest Project is a Norwegian social enterprise that aims to bring together the latest green technology to…

The IMF on Lifting Subsidies on Bread

IMF Opposes Lifting Bread Subsidies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it doesn’t recommend lifting subsidies on bread in Jordan, a controversial step the government is considering in an effort to balance its budget. “The IMF does not recommend lifting bread subsidies and does not…

Port of Call

The reopening of the Iraqi border in August 2017 was a significant development for many industries in Jordan. But it was of special importance to the Aqaba Container Terminal, which hopes to revive its well-earned reputation as a major gateway…