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Jordan's domestic energy bill hits record peak

$3.8bn energy bill is creating economic hardship in the Kingdom

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Jordan's power bill hits record high. (Getty Images)
Jordan's power bill hits record high. (Getty Images)

Jordan’s domestic energy bill has hit an all-time high, peaking at more than $3.8bn according to a report by the Jordan News Agency.

The figure amounts to 26 per cent of national imports, Jafar Hassan, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation has said, adding that the cost associated with importing power had increased Jordan’s debt and potentially increased the chances of further economic hardship.

“There are no magic fixes in the immediate short-term, but I think on the medium-term, there are plenty of possible options in the subject of energy in particular. But with regard to the economy, the government has embarked on key policies and programmes," he said in an interview with Jordan Television.
 

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