King inaugurates new Amman Customs Centre

Amman, June 23 (Petra) — His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday inaugurated the new Amman Customs Centre in Al Madouneh area, which will help facilitate procedures and reduce the duration of goods clearance, leading to cost reduction in imports and exports.

According to a royal court statement, His Majesty toured the facilities and buildings of the project, which was constructed on an area exceeding 1,300 dunums, and includes specialised buildings equipped with the latest customs systems.

The King was briefed by Finance Minister Mohamad Al Ississ on the project’s advantages and its strategic importance in promoting commercial and investment activity.

Minister Ississ noted the centre’s importance in improving the quality of customs services in line with international standards, which will lead to improving Jordan’s performance on relevant global indicators.

Jordan Customs Department Director Maj. Gen. Jalal Al Qudah also gave a briefing on the new centre, established in partnership with the private sector, noting that it includes a solar power station with a capacity of 3,000 kilowatts, and can accommodate about 900 trucks, which can be expanded to accommodate an additional 256 trucks.

Amman Customs Centre Director Brig. Gen. Reema Al Nimer added that the automation of customs services at the centre within the national trade window project will streamline procedures and reflect positively on attracting investments.

Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh and Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi attended the inauguration.

//Petra// AK
23/06/2024 19:22:01