The Jordan Chamber of Industry in coordination with the Jordan Investors' Association briefed a governmental delegation on the development of the Jordanian industries and the obstacles hampering their progress.
The delegation comprising stakeholders directly related to the industrial sector toured the King Abdullah II and Muwaqqar Industrial cities and saw a remarkable industrial progress, despite some administrative obstacles.
During a trip to the productive sectors departments, the delegation members said they will take up with relevant parties the issue of certain obstacles in order to solve these, and will work to enhance communication and coordination between the industrial sector and other public institutions. The Jordan Investors Association will coordinate for this purpose.
Director of the Jordan Chamber of Industry, Maher Mahrouq, said the idea of this cooperation came from the Chamber's belief to work with the public sector to highlight Jordanian industrial role and its determination to face the obstacles that impede its functioning as well as to enhance the role of the industry as a key player in the national economy.
Mahrouq pointed out that the Chamber represents industrial sector and safeguards their interests. He stressed the sector's contribution towards the gross domestic product, now reaching up to 40 percent and employing more than 240 Jordanian workers, and accounting for more than 90 percent of the national exports.
The chairman of the Jordan Investors Association's Board of Directors, Na'em Khatib, emphasized that the Association is responsible for coordination between the investors in Sahab and Al-Mowaqqar industrial areas and Jordan and Amman Industrial Chambers, in addition to develop mechanisms to follow up on investors' affairs with all relevant departments.
Factory owners who hosted the delegation expressed their gratitude for the visit which will contribute to developing the industrial sector.