Aiming to modernise public universities, this programme will equip nine official universities with better infrastructure, newer technical apparatus and will foster a healthier academic and social environment. It will also include the construction of buildings, complexes, plants for electric and solar power generation and plants to desalinate drinking water.
Works on the Faculty of Science at the Al-Hussein Bin Talal University are scheduled for completion by Q1 2018. As for the Faculty of Education, works have been handed over in 2017.
Moreover, 45 per cent of works at the Faculty of Medicine at Yarmouk University, have been completed. As for the Faculty of Law, the development project was successfully wrapped-up in April 2017. Moreover, the solar energy project, at the same university, was also completed in 2017.
Construction works for the Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Medicine at Al Balqa' Applied University are currently underway. Both projects are slated for handover in Q2 2018.
As for the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Jordan, works have already begun. This project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. On the other hand, 36 per cent of constructions works have been completed for the Chemistry Department building.
On the other hand, three initiatives, the five-megawatt solar energy project and the medical waste incinerator project at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, are now operational. As for the third initiative, works at the same university also included a veterinary hospital.
Moreover, the grant also included the establishment of the southern classroom complex at the Hashemite University. As for the Al al-Bayt University, works included the establishment of a Faculty of Engineering, a Faculty of Commerce, and the construction of a solar power station.
Within the same framework, the works at Mutah University included the establishment of the Faculty of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Engineering, in addition to a classroom complex for the Faculty of Agriculture. Lastly, the grant also included the establishment of the necessary facilities and the construction of a solar plant at the Tafila Technical University.