About JD420 million ($592 million) will be spent in 2016-2018 on various key projects to develop the country's governorates, according to the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.
The amounts will be used to finance key projects in sectors such as education, health and infrastructure, among others, said the ministry's achievements report for 2015, which was made available to The Jordan Times.
The funding will be channeled to implement income-generating projects across the governorates over the next three years. In addition, some of the allocations will be used to conduct feasibility studies on investments in various areas across the country.
The financing will also support a program to extend rotating loans to citizens to start their own projects and to address problems and issues faced by local communities, especially pockets of poverty, the report said.
The ministry indicated that several field visits will be conducted in various areas across the Kingdom to brief local communities on the projects on the drawing board.
In 2015, JD53.3 million worth of projects were implemented in the fields of tourism, agriculture, water, health, and education, among several others, the report noted.
From the total, around JD17 million was invested in education and JD10 million in health, according to the report, which indicated that spending also covered projects in the fields of water and wastewater, youth, municipalities, agriculture and tourism.