King visits factories in Al Qastal

04 October 2021

His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday visited the factories of Philadelphia Solar LTD, Al Ameed Coffee, and the Saudi Jordanian Industrial Development Company (Jordina) in Al Qastal area in southern Amman.
King Abdullah toured the Philadelphia Solar factory, which manufactures 1 million photovoltaic panels annually, exports products to over 48 countries, and provides jobs for 360 Jordanians and training opportunities for 80 others.
His Majesty listened to a briefing on the factory, which will implement new investment projects in sustainable agriculture valued at JD14 million, expected to provide 200 permanent jobs and over 1,000 temporary job opportunities.
At Al Ameed Coffee factory, the King viewed the modern equipment recently introduced at the factory, to increase exports to reach 32 countries.
His Majesty was briefed on the automation measures that seek to boost the quality of products at the factory, which is dependent on skilled Jordanian workers, who comprise 98 percent of the 500 employees.
During the tour, the King also visited the Saudi Jordanian Industrial Development Company (Jordina), which employs 1,000 Jordanians from across the country, and was briefed on the company’s JD100 million investments.
Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh, Royal Hashemite Court Chief Yousef Issawi, and Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan accompanied the King on the visit.