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Japan's World-Class Next Generation (Hybrid) Vehicles Provided to Jordan

February 25, 2014

The handing-over ceremony for the hybrid vehicles JICS procured to Jordan in Japan's Non-Project Grant Aid for Provision of Japanese Next-Generation Ecofriendly Vehicles was commenced in Amman on January 27, 2014. His Excellency Mr. Junichi Kosuge, Japanese Ambassador to Jordan, His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim Saif, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, His Excellency Dr. Taher Al-Shakhashir, Minister of Environment and the representatives of other ministries and parties concerned with the project attended the ceremony. Both Japanese and Jordan news media gathered at the venue to report this commemorable ceremony.

H.E. Mr. Junichi Kosuge (left), H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Saif (centre)
and H.E. Dr. Taher Al-Shakhashir (right) took ceremonial photos.

Jordan, which depends almost all of its energy resources on import from other countries, has had an emphasis on the shift in the country's energy policy and actively worked toward the introduction of renewable energy and energy conservation measures. This project aims to support Jordan's efforts by providing fuel-efficient, low-emission hybrid vehicles to Jordan. It is also expected that the provision of the Japanese hybrid vehicles developed by the outstanding technology of Japan will lead to an opportunity to market Japanese technology and expand business for Japanese companies.

Hybrid vehicles are rarely seen in Jordan while being relatively widely used in Japan. Sixteen Jordanian government authorities including the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Environment, are to receive the hybrid vehicles procured in the project and use as official cars. The vehicles will attract more people on the roads in Jordan and encourage its efforts toward the resolutions of the energy and environmental problems facing the country.

H.E. Mr. Junichi Kosuge got interviewed for TV.

Hybrid vehicles have been provided in the project.

Basic Information of This Project

Project Name Japan's Non-Project Grant Aid for Provision of Japanese Next-Generation Ecofriendly Vehicles FY2012
Grant Amount ¥300 million
Date of E/N March 18, 2013
Date of A/A May 9, 2013
Agent Agreement Counterparty Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation
Project Profile Procurement of Next Generation (Hybrid) Vehicles
Procured Items Next Generation (Hybrid) Vehicles: 110 Units in Total
(Small: 60 Units, Medium: 50 Units)
JICS's Role Project management including the procurement of next generation vehicles and the management of project funds