• Transport

    OBG examines all aspects of local transport infrastructure, including sea, air and land. Our analysis within the transport sector reviews the major projects under way and planned, such as airport expansions, port plans, public transit systems, road construction and rail networks.
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What developments are planned for Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA)?

 

The aviation sector has been recognised in Jordan’s recent expansion plans as a fundamental driver of the kingdom’s future prosperity, encouraging growth across a variety of sectors, from tourism to trade. Jordan 2025, the long-term development programme, has therefore targeted the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman and the King...

 

Greater investment of both time and money into Jordan’s local, regional and international transport networks is expected, with King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein underscoring the importance of building and maintaining effective transit systems. Major public transport projects are currently under way, along with continued expansion of land and sea...

 

With one of the region’s first rail links – the Hejaz Railway – running through its territory in the early 20th century, Jordan has a long history when it comes to rail transport. The kingdom still has two important railroads that carry freight, and there are plans for a major extension of the system to add more stations and routes, as well as...

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Jordan 2018

Greater investment of both time and money into Jordan’s local, regional and international transport networks is expected, with King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein underscoring the importance of building and maintaining effective transit systems. Major public transport projects are currently under way, along with continued expansion of land and sea links. In policy and regulation, new laws are...

As ongoing volatility continues to hamper growth in the region, Jordan has made significant progress in preserving macroeconomic stability and reducing its fiscal deficit in the past few years. Efforts to the fulfill the stipulations of a $723m extended fund facility agreement with the IMF continue, and the government may need to pursue more widespread reforms to increase income tax revenues and limit tax avoidance so as to sustain recent momentum.