JT – Oct 23,2019

AMMAN — The Ministry of Agriculture and Environment on Wednesday said it has granted environmental approvals to a total of 1,760 out of 2,123 projects submitted since the beginning of 2019.

The ministry also said that the projects accredited covered a variety of sectors, including industry, agriculture and services, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Minister of Agriculture and Environment Ibrahim Shahahdeh said that a total of 25 environmental impact assessments (EIA) have been carried out on a number of projects with potential negative consequences for the environment, adding that the ministry has put in place a plan to mitigate their impact.

The minister also said that investors can visit moenv.gov.jo to get information on the EIA system and the requirements for development projects