The Israel-Jordan Committee for Security and Transportation convened in the Jordan Valley in Israel Tuesday to discuss advancing the “Jordan Gate’ project.
The joint Israel-Jordan industrial and employment zone is to be established in the regional council area, approximately 2 miles south of the Jordan River crossing.
Deputy Regional Cooperation Minister Ayoob Kara, who leads the project and the Steering Committee, said: “This is an important milestone between the two countries in promoting a large-scale economic project, which will provide employment and welfare to Israeli and Jordan citizens and the entire region.”
The project includes establishing Israeli and Jordanian factories on the Jordanian side of the border, with Israel serving as a logistic base and for the transfer of goods to ports in Israel.
A bridge will be built for the passage of goods and pedestrians between each side.