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Transport and Communications Because of its unique location as a regional entrepot, Jordan is used by many countries as a convenient distribution center for Arabian hinterland locations.
The transport and communications sector enjoyed a banner year inwith a growth rate of 6. This improvement continued in at 8. There is a weekly passenger service between Amman and Damascus. In the south, rail service is used to transport raw phosphate from the mines to Aqaba, where it is either loaded onto ships for export of used by the nearby fertilizer complex.
Development of the Amman-Aqaba railway will facilitate more efficient transportation of phosphates, while the kilometer spur linking the Amman-Aqaba line with Israel would not only expedite trade access to the Mediterranean, but would also improve ease of passage north to Beirut and south to Gaza.
Due to its strategic location, the port of Aqaba plays an important role as a transshipment center for neighboring countries of the region. For traders, Aqaba has several distinct advantages over its chief competitor, the neighboring Israeli port city of Eilat.
Secondly, Aqaba enjoys a huge labor cost advantage, with wages averaging only about one-seventh of those in Israel. Inthe port of Aqaba handled about vessels, 1.
The port has the potential to expand its cargo handling capacity to 30 million tons per year. However, it still requires modernization and upgrading of its facilities. Total traffic via the three airports averages 1. Queen Alia Airport is served by 22 international airlines, including Royal Jordanian Airlines, the national carrier.
One project currently under consideration is the expansion of the Aqaba airport so that it may assume the role of a regional air hub. Jordan has a modern communication infrastructure, with reliable direct dial international telephone and fax services available throughout Jordan and to most countries.
The recently corporatized Jordan Telecommunications Corporation JTC has expanded the line network capacity from the figure oftoin In addition to the demand for basic services, there is a fast growing demand for other services, including cellular phones, pagers, data transmission networks, and private satellite networks.
Since the introduction of a cellular phone network in Septemberuse has skyrocketed. By the end ofall of Jordan is expected to be linked via cellular networks. The Jordan Telecommunications Corporation will be issued a cellular license to become the second cellular telephone provider in the Kingdom by the end of Jordanian companies have provided Internet services through local networks sinceand the number of subscribers among individuals and companies has grown rapidly.
In MarchJordan joined the information superhighway when Sprint International launched an on-line Internet link for the country.
The growth of this sector has been nourished by the business community, who are turning to the Internet for access to a wealth of information and as a solution to their communications strategy. Jordanians enjoy complete access to the Internet without governmental restrictions or monitoring.
Internet service promises to be one of the most lucrative areas in the telecommunications sector.Depending on the demand that is either from the industry (such as a power plant or a steel plant or any industry sector) or social sector (a remote place where railway connectivity gives a political edge) a first single line is constructed.
That may be electrified or not depending on the cost benefit analysis. The RAILPAG (Railway Project Appraisal Guidelines) aim at providing a common framework for 1 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe “Cost Benefit Analysis of Transport Infrastructure Projects”, U.N.
New York and Geneva, L I A R G A P y a w l i a R. A review of Jordan's economy, including its Investment Promotion Law, monetary policy, Free Zones, Free trade and bilateral agreements, privatization program, economic reform and a sectoral analysis of all sectors of the economy.
Value Analysis for a Mumbai Local Train: A Case Study Bhaskar B. Gardas*, Naresh R. Shimpi**, by Indian Railways' two Zonal Western Railways (WR) and Central Railways (CR). The cost benefit analysis for IDEA 5 with the existing one is tabulated in the Table V below.
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