Kreishan says mega project to be completed by November this year

By JT – May 12,2019

AMMAN — Maan Development Company (MDC) CEO Hussein Kreishan on Saturday said that the construction of Maan’s second solar complex is 60 per cent complete.

The project, founded by the MDC, will be fully completed by November, Kreishan said in a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The MDC had floated a tender for the establishment of the complex’s infrastructure earlier this year, which comprised of the construction of a fence surrounding an area of 800,000 dunums, administrative buildings, entrances for train tracks and a main road that provides access to the surrounding lands.

This achievement was made in “record time”, Kreishan said, adding that progress is being made according to plan.

He pointed that the complex will utilise photovoltaic solar panels to reach a capacity of 150 megawatts, Petra reported.

“The solar energy projects in Maan contribute to the implementation of His Majesty King Abdullah’s vision to diversify energy sources for different regions that comply with international standards. It is part of the company’s [MDC] vision to invigorate economic activity by attracting investment to Maan and to the province’s elements of development,” Kreishan underlined.

He added that the new solar complex will provide a minimum of 1,000 temporary jobs during the construction phase and between 100 to 150 permanent jobs once the project is complete.