Government ministers approve advancing plans to establish a joint Israeli-Jordanian industrial park on the two sides of the border, connected by an existing bridge.
The plan, dubbed Jordan Gateway, will enable Israelis and Jordanians to “conveniently” cross between the sides to work on joint projects.
An existing bridge, the Jordan River Crossing, already connects the two sides of the zone, near the Israeli city of Beit She’an.
A facility to accommodate businesspeople and guests will be built on the Israeli side, according to the plan.
On Twitter, Prime Minister Yair Lapid hails the plan as “one of the largest-ever joint business ventures” between Israel and Jordan.
The Jordan Gateway Industrial Park will become one of the largest-ever joint business ventures between Israel and one of our neighbors.
What does this historic project mean for Israel and Jordan?
✅ More jobs
✅ Stronger economies
✅ Prosperity & lasting peace
— יאיר לפיד – Yair Lapid (@yairlapid) July 31, 2022