Jordan's Aqaba Terminal 80% complete
The Aqaba Development Company (ADC) has completed around 80% of the infrastructure at the new Aqaba terminal, a senior official has said
The Aqaba Development Company (ADC) has completed around 80% of the infrastructure at the new Aqaba terminal, a senior official has said.
According to Khalil Faraya, ADC media director, the company is scheduled to finish the project by the beginning of 2018, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The scheme is one of several envisioned terminals that aim to attract new investments and factories to help achieve economic growth for the kingdom, added Faraya.
The new terminal will be a main contributor to long-term economic growth. The Aqaba region of Jordan currently attracts $15bn in tourism and real estate investment.
In April, the establishment of a new customs centre decreased the clearance time of imported containers’ from five days to two days, according to a statement from the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC).
The new customs centre has 44 customs inspection ramps with productivity capacity in average of 220 to 250 containers per day, the statement said.
ADC started expansion of these ramps to reach 68 ramps in two months in order to increase the capacity as well as decreasing the dwell time of containers.