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The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities discussed, during a meeting chaired by the Ministry’s Secretary General, Dr. Imad Hijazin, the mechanism of the workflow of the first phase of the project to develop, sustain and promote the Christian pilgrimage trail, in the presence of representatives of ministries, government institutions, municipalities, associations and stakeholders involved in the implementation of the project.
According to a ministry statement today, Saturday, Hijazin stressed the importance of working to develop this tourist product, which starts from Mount Nebo to the Baptism Site, pointing out that the path was launched last year and work is still continuing to develop it.
And he indicated that the ministry, the Department of Antiquities and the Tourism Promotion Authority are ready to confront and solve any problems and challenges facing the project, noting that the ministry is working on developing different types of tourism products on the track, such as (adventure, cultural, therapeutic, and religious) tourism.
In turn, the consultant in charge of developing the executive plan for the project, Muhammad Asfour, gave a presentation that was prepared with the team of the Product Development Directorate in the Ministry, in which he clarified the global trends and the consistency of the plans prepared by the Ministry, in this regard with the vision of economic modernization, through the creation of new tourism products that contribute to Providing job opportunities for the local community, reviewing the goals and factors for the success of the track, its importance and the challenges it faces.
For his part, the Assistant Secretary-General for Tourism Affairs, Engineer Ayman Abu Kharoub, stressed the importance of the path as a pioneering project and its benefit will return to local communities, noting the partnership, cooperation and teamwork among all concerned parties, to ensure the success of the project.
He said that this project is a tourist product and an additional point of attraction for Jordan, especially that the kingdom includes five Christian pilgrimage sites, indicating that the ministry is working on developing the Oyoun Musa site, which is on the path with the Royal Committee for the Reconstruction of the Shrines of the Prophets and Companions.