An airport and major logistics centre in Mafraq is being targeted as a springboard for reconstruction in Syria and Iraq. Al Arabiya claims an agreement between international companies – including a US outfit – and the government of Jordan has been signed for construction to commence. Jordan’s minister of industry, trade and supply, Ya’rub al-Qudah, says a plan of action with the World Bank has been developed to make Jordan a “major platform” in partnership with the countries of the region towards reconstruction projects.

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