Jordan gets three major tourism projects underway
Foundation stones laid at projects including $1.1bn Porto Dead Sea
Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour has laid the foundation stone for three tourism projects worth $1.4bn (JOD 1bn) at the Dead Sea Development Zone, Jordan News Agency reports.
Ensour laid the foundation stone for the Porto Dead Sea project, a $1.1bn (JOD 800mn) venture of the Egyptian Amer Group, as well as stones for the Sweimah Corniche Project and the Amwaj Dead Sea Project, both with a total investment of $40mn by an Iraqi investor.
He said the Porto Dead Sea Project will provide 8,000 job opportunities for Jordanians, adding that the first phase will start once the necessary licenses are ready.
The project will be the first integrated tourism city off the hilly area overlooking the Dead Sea. It will be established on an area of 800,000m² and will include, in addition to the hotel, thousands of hotel apartments, 20 restaurants, an international cafe, trade and medical centres and other tourism facilities.
The Amwaj Dead Sea project includes the establishment of a hotel and a tourism resort on the north eastern shores of the Dead Sea. The 30-dunum facility will have 200 rooms and suites in addition to 50 chalets.
The prime minister said these projects will reflect positively on the national economy as they are considered some of Jordan's biggest ever projects.