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Development and free zones house JD3.3b of investments
 
Published on : 02/05/2013
 
zawya.com
More ImagesTotal investments at the development and free zones amounted to JD3.3 billion at the end of 2012, according to Amer Majali who heads the Development and Free Zones Commission (DFZC). He indicated that the zones provide jobs for 80,000 workers. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Majali ranked industrial development zones at the top with a JD1.9 billion investment. Currently, there are four public industrial zones and there are plans to start two others, Majali said at the conference, noting that the plans were still under study. Investments in the 37 private free zones ranked second at JD313 million, Majali added, indicating that these zones are specialised in storage, industrial and agricultural services. Public free zones' investment volume amounted to JD243 million at the end of last year, the DFZC chief said. Regarding development areas, investments reached JD506 million with the Dead Sea Development Zone accounting for more than half the figure at JD391.35 million. The Dead Sea Development Zone focuses on tourism investments.
 
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