Endorsement of Public-Private Partnership Projects Worth 200 Million Dinars


The Council of Ministers recently decided to approve the recommendation of the fourth Public-Private Partnership Council (PPP) by adopting several projects to be implemented as partnership projects between the two sectors. These projects are within the list of approved projects, with a capital expenditure estimated at 200 million dinars.

According to a statement issued by the Public-Private Partnership Unit today, Saturday, these projects include the infrastructure investment project for the express bus between Amman and Zarqa and within the Greater Amman Municipality, It is a partnership approach at the request of the Ministry of Transport and the Greater Amman Municipality. The project's capital expenditure is expected to be 20 million dinars.

The project also includes the project management system and the follow-up of requests and complaints to ministries and government institutions, at the request of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, whereby the capital expenditure of the project is expected to be about 2.3 million dinars.

Among the PPP projects is the investment, development, and rehabilitation of Amman Civil Airport in Marka in partnership with the private sector at the request of the Ministry of Transport. The capital expenditure of the project is expected to be 80 million dinars.

The projects also include the construction of a modern building for the Faculty of Science at the Tafila Technical University in partnership with the private sector under the Build–Operate–Transfer (BOT) system at the request of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Tafila Technical University. The capital expenditure of the project is expected to be about JD 11 million dinars.

According to the statement, the Council of Ministers approved the formation of steering and technical committees of several projects. They include a business model project for the fiber optic network program along with the formation of a technical committee of the project from the relevant parties to assist the steering committee in its work. In addition, the formation a technical committee for the project of collecting and recycling expired lead acid batteries, as well as a steering committee for the project of constructing the Central Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant in Al-Hallabat.

It was also agreed to entrust the partnership unit in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to prepare a preliminary feasibility study for the construction of two slaughterhouses in the municipalities of Irbid and Karak in the form of partnership and based on the design and BOT models.

Approval was given to the recommendation of the formed committee to study the mechanisms of activating the work of post offices in partnership with the private sector, and studying the possibility of offering some of the services provided by the Jordanian Post for partnership with the private sector.

The partnership unit in the Ministry of Finance received approval to prepare a framework study for the establishment of a fund to support partnership projects in cooperation with the French Development Agency and the adoption of the registration form for the public-private partnership project prepared by the partnership unit in the Ministry of Finance.

According to the statement, the Council of Ministers had previously approved the adoption of several other public-private partnership projects, including the new Amman slaughterhouse project in Al-Madouna area, following the BOT model, at the request of the Greater Amman Municipality. The capital expenditure of the project is expected to be 30 million dinars.

It also approved the implementation of the collection and recycling of expired lead-acid batteries as a partnership project at the request of the Ministry of Environment. The capital expenditure of the project is expected to be 2.5 million dinars.

Furthermore, it approved a business model project for the fiber optic network program in partnership with the private sector at the request of Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.

The Council of Ministers also previously approved several partnership projects, including the construction of an industrial waste water purification plant in Zarqa at the request of the Ministry of Environment. The capital expenditure for the project is expected to be 24 million dinars. In addition, it approved the project for the establishment of integrated industrial and medical waste treatment units for in Swaqa at the request of the Ministry of Environment. The capital expenditure of the project is 30 million dinars. Furthermore, it approved the implementation of the buildings and freight and passenger yards for the King Hussein Bridge through the (BOT) system at the request of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing. The capital expenditure for the project has not been determined.

It is worth noting that the number of PPP projects has reached 10 projects since the launch of the partnership unit. The capital expenditure of the PPP unit is expected to exceed 200 million dinars. Meanwhile, the capital expenditure for some of these projects has not been specified. The PPP unit is shouldering its responsibility of linking the government agencies that are responsible for its partnership projects and the private sector operators to facilitate these entities' functions and provide consultancy services for the preparation of preliminary feasibility studies regarding the implementation of these projects.

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