Cabinet approves economic mitigation measures in Petra region

Measures included a 100% exemption from fines and licence fees in 2021 for businesses whose operations were blocked due to the lockdown

  
The ancient city of Petra is seen empty of tourists after the government closed all tourist facilities in the country amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Jordan June 3, 2020.

The ancient city of Petra is seen empty of tourists after the government closed all tourist facilities in the country amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Jordan June 3, 2020.

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AMMAN — The Cabinet on Sunday approved mitigation measures related to collecting individuals and businesses’ due payments in areas under the jurisdiction of the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA).

The mitigation measures included a 100-per cent exemption from fines and licence fees in 2021 for businesses whose operations were blocked due to the lockdown, among others.

The Council of Ministers also decided to appoint Abdel Fattah Al Kayed as CEO of the Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO), and Zaid Al Anbar as vice president of Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

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