As part of the transition the majority of its vehicles and then government vehicles to zero-emission and environmentally friendly electric vehicles (EV). The Royal Hashemite Court has signed this morning the following MOUs:
- Signing of a MoU between the Royal Hashemite Court and Tesla Motors for the purchase of electric vehicles.
- Signing of a MoU between the Royal Hashemite Court and Renault for the purchase of electric vehicles.
- Signing of a MoU between the Royal Hashemite Court and BMW for the purchase of electric vehicles.
Further to this and as part of its CSR; Manaseer Group to offer supercharge services for e-vehicles at multiple gas stations throughout Jordan. In addition, other market players such as Total, Jo Petrol and Gulf will also provide this service.
500 Start Ups to launch its initiative, in cooperation with the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, for three micro-funds focused on Jordan and the MENA region with an emphasis on investing in early stage technology startups. The three funds are targeted to be between $3-5 million in size, and aim to invest in 30-50 tech companies as they are getting started.
Signing of the National Broadband Network Agreement for southern governorates between Masar United Contracting Company and MoICT at a value of $44.5 million.
Announce the signing of the National Broadband Network Agreement for central governorates between the Saudi Fund for Development and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT) at a total value of $50 million (Saudi Fund for Development contribution $50 million). Expected to be completed by end-2018.
Signing of an agreement between Cisco and Royal Medical Services to connect military hospitals via telepresence facilities to King Hussein Medical City in Amman.
Signing a MoU for mobile applications donated by Zain and PALMA to MoICT to help deliver government services through market driven strategies.
Signing of an MoU between KINZ Company and MoICT to establish partnership for providing the general public with data pertaining to public sector entities.
Singing of an MoU between Microsoft Research India, Microsoft Corp., Jordan Universities Network (Junet) and to launch the Jordan Open Courseware Platform for public universities, starting with the University of Jordan, Jordan University for Science and Technology and Yarmouk University
IFC Investment in Wamda regional IT fund - IFC is investing $10 million in a venture capital fund that supports promising technology companies, part of an effort to drive job creation across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
King Hussein Business Park and Jordan’s Higher Council of Science and Technology agreed to establish a world-class Nano Technology Lab in the business park which will be a platform for research and development that will boost innovation and creative thinking. The project is funded by the Scientific Research Fund and the Gulf Grant.