Japan pays to upgrade Jordan airport
20 / 08 / 2009
JORDAN airport is to get a massive investment from the Japanese government to upgrade its security.
The Kingdom will be given US$14.7 million to implement the security development project at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) next year. The project will involve the installation of advanced security equipment, such as large-scale X-ray and explosive detection systems, and hand-held metal detectors for cargo and passengers.
“The signing of the memorandum reflects the strong ties between the two countries and comes as a result of His Majesty King Abdullah’s visit to Japan in April,” said minister of planning and international cooperation, Suhair Al-Ali, at the signing ceremony.
Since 1999, the Japanese government has given the Kingdom over $370 million and soft loans of $60 million, to develop a wide variety of infrastructural projects.
Jordan possesses one of the world’s richest stockpiles of oil shale.