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PM lays foundation stone for Tafileh Hospital.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tafileh, (Petra)--Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki on Monday, paid a field visit to the southern governorate of Tafileh where he iads the foundation stone for the new Tafileh Public Hospital, and checked on progress in the industrial estate project in the governorate.

The 150-bed hospital, which will be established at a total cost of JD34 million, will contribute to improving health services offered to citizens of Tafileh, and easing the pressure on the Prince Zeid Military Hospital that serves both civilians and military personnel.

Once completed, the industrial estate will help in attracting investments that will contribute to creating job opportunities for citizens of the governorate and reducing poverty and unemployment.

During a meeting with local community leaders from Tafileh at the Royal Court last week, His Majesty King Abdullah II ordered the government to accelerate the construction of Tafileh industrial estate and complete the project in 2017.

He also underlined a plan to accelerate works at the new hospital in Tafileh to have it fully functioning in three years.

During a ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the hospital that was attended by a number of ministers and senior officials, the prime minister said that a lot of work can be done to achieve development in the governorate.

He said the hospital, which came upon an initiative by His Majesty, will contribute to the development process in the city, noting that the Tafileh Technical University will have a key role in training staff of the hospital.

"The government will follow up directly on the project until August 15, the date of holding the municipal and governorate council elections," Mulki said, noting that decentralization will define the development priorities for the coming years.

Health Minister Mahmoud Al Shayyab said with the establishment of the new Tafileh Hospital will have a positive impact on citizens of the governorate, and will save them both time and effort.

During an inspection of the industrial estate in the city, Al Mulki was briefed by Minister of Public Works and Housing on progress in the project which will be completed by the end of this year.