Jordan gives dozens of families new houses in anti-poverty initiative

Beneficiary families are chosen based on the number of members, their income and health condition. (Jordan News Agency)
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Updated 31 May 2020

Jordan gives dozens of families new houses in anti-poverty initiative

  • The initiative was lunched by Jordanian King Abdullah in 2005 to support the country’s vulnerable sector by providing decent housing

DUBAI: The Jordanian government has provided new housing for 34 low income families as part of a royal initiative to alleviate poverty across the country, the state news agency has reported.

The families were at the Ruwaished District in the Mafraq Governorate, northeast of Amman, and were chosen by the Ministry of Social Development.

Royal Court Chief Youssef Issawi said the new furnished houses are “a translation of the royal vision to care for these families and secure a decent life for them in a safe and healthy environment.”

The initiative was lunched by Jordanian King Abdullah in 2005 to support the country’s vulnerable sector by providing decent housing.

Beneficiary families are chosen based on the number of members, their income and health condition, according to Social Development Minister Basma Ishaqat.


Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility not damaged after ‘incident’

Updated 53 min 52 sec ago

Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility not damaged after ‘incident’

  • But there was no damage to Natanz nuclear reactor

DUBAI: An “incident” has occurred at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility but no damage was caused and the site is operating as usual, the national Atomic Energy Organization said on Thursday.

The Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant, covering 100,000 square meters and built eight meters underground, is one of several Iranian facilities monitored by the UN nuclear watchdog.

“The incident took place in a facility in an open area near Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility. There were no casualties or damages and the nuclear site is operating as usual,” the agency’s spokesman, Behrouz Kamalvandi, was quoted as saying by Iran’s Tasnim news agency.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the incident, he said. No further details were given.