Tourism project brightens prospects for young Jordanians
The venture seeks to develop the waterfront at Aqaba into a vibrant, sustainable destination that will serve tourists visiting the nearby sites of Petra and Wadi Rum. The EBRD is supporting Ayla Village with a US$ 60 million (€55 million equivalent) loan.
Donor-funded technical assistance will help establish a training programme to improve the employment prospects of local young people. Working closely with local vocational schools and national education authorities, the project will offer work-based learning opportunities in the area. These will create direct progression routes to potential employment and support the improvement of national skills standards so that they reflect employer’s needs.
Jordan imports around
of its energy
Aqaba’s infrastructure will use green energyproduced on site