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Lower House discusses 18 questions raised by MPs

 

The Jordan Times

 

AMMAN — During an oversight session, the Lower House on Wednesday discussed 18 questions that had been directed to the government.
 
MP Imghir Hamlan changed his question on the Kingdom’s nuclear project into a query, where Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission Khaled Toukan said that the nuclear reactor project is part of five comprehensive projects that the commission has been following up on their implementation for 12 years.
 
Toukan said that the total amount that has been spent on these projects reached JD112 million, referring to a decision to delay the project of establishing the nuclear energy station to 2030, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
 
Replying to a question by Deputy Safa Momani, Labour Minister and Minister of State for Investment Affair Maen Qatamin said that the unemployment issue needs a national effort and a comprehensive economic plan to empower the private sector and support investments.
 
In this regard, Qatamin said that the unemployment rate stood at 24 per cent during the fourth quarter of 2020, and the rate is expected to increase further under the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Answering a question by Lawmaker Zeid Otoum, Interior Minister Samir Mubaidin said that the number of administrative detainees in 2020 totalled 21,526, down from some 36,000 the year before for violating the anti-crime law.
 
Health Minister Nathir Obeidat, replying to a question from MP Adnan Mashouqa, said that the cost of using rental cars by epidemiological teams for three months totalled JD132,000 that was paid by the World Health Organisation.
 
Energy Minister Hala Zawati said that the total amounts collected under Fils Al Reef, which is a fee added to each kilowatt a household uses, over the past five years reached some JD80 million that was sent to the Treasury to implement Fils Al Reef projects that delivered electricity to 15,597 houses and installed solar cell systems to 2,276 families and 121 public institutions with a total cost of JD80 million.
 
 

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