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King Abdullah opens $54m free zone at Queen Alia Int'l Airport

The revamped facility has replaced the existing free zone spanning 3ha, located in the cargo area of the airport

The revamped free zone covers an area spanning 1km2.
The Royal Hashemite Court
The revamped free zone covers an area spanning 1km2.

Construction work on the new free zone at the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), which has been revamped to cover an area of 1km2 at a cost of $53.6m was inaugurated by HM King Abdullah II, with the facility having replaced the existing free zone that covered an area of 3ha in the cargo area of the airport.

According to an Arabic-language report by Jordan News Agency, the free zone will offer 3,500 direct jobs in the next five years, a number that currently stands at 300, while indirect employment opportunities will jump from 600 to 4,000 in the same time.

The revamped free zone features an administrative building, two business parks for commercial offices, a logistical services building for customs clearance and insurance companies, in addition to banks, and restaurants.

Speaking about the facility chairman of Jordan Free and Development Zones Group (JFDZG), Khalaf Humiesat said: “The new free zone was built with the latest international specifications to meet the increasing demand from investors, to represent the port of Bria and Joya serving the movement of goods for investors, especially because of its proximity to the desert road.”

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