Tag: Syria

Minister of Transport Ayman Hatahet: Getting Jordan Moving

Jordan’s Transport Minister is excited about the big transportation projects slated to come on line in the near future. Because it’s sandwiched between Iraq, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, and Saudi Arabia, the important role Jordan plays as a trade hub…

Aqaba Rising

This month, Venture presents a snapshot of the work underway to realize Aqaba’s ambitions of becoming a major hub for everything from tourism and manufacturing, to logistics and cargo support. With its strategic location, state-of-the-art port, kilometers of sandy beaches,…

The Work Ahead for the ILO

The International Labour Organization’s newly-appointed regional chief has big plans to improve the lot of workers in Jordan over 2016 and beyond. By Rebecca Irvine With its mission to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection,…

Time to Build

Jordan has signed multimillion dollar funding deals for a wide array of new infrastructure projects. But not everyone is happy about who gets to build them. Jordan has inked more than $600 million worth of funding agreements in recent months,…

Jordanians Have Visa-Free Access to 44 Countries – Report

Jordanian passport holders can visit 44 countries around the world without the need for a visa, according to the annual Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index. Emirati passport holders fared best in the region in terms of visa-free travel, with…

Venture Explains: The Schengen Agreement

What is it? The Schengen agreement, named after the village in Luxembourg where it was signed in 1995, allows for passport-free travel through 26 European countries, including most members of the EU. What did it help achieve? The agreement succeeded…

Jordanian Designer Creates Next-Gen Refugee Tent

With millions in the region displaced due to ongoing conflicts in countries like Syria, the question of how best to shelter refugees from the elements has become more pressing than ever. Jordanian designer Abeer Seikaly believes she has an answer…

A Necessary Loan

As Jordan’s $2 billion dollar stand-by arrangement with the world’s lender of last resort comes to an end, the International Monetary Fund’s mission chief for Jordan Kristina Kostial said the Kingdom has by and large stuck to its promise of…