The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Jordanian Heritage Revival Company (JHRC), on Tuesday, signed an annex to the "Provide Tourism Activities and Events" agreement that was signed in 2017, to implement leading development projects in various archeological and touristic regions of the Kingdom.
The annex to the agreement aims to implement leading development projects in the archaeological site of Umm Qais / Jadara, which is represented in an arcade and crossbows square with equipment devoted to practicing this sport, within the heritage and historical formations that reflect the Roman era.
The annex also aims to organize and manage an experiment in the military groove and water tunnel within the site, according to the highest professional standards that guarantee the safety of visitors and maintain the site's safety, history and heritage.
This product and services constitute a tourist attraction for Jordan, promoting the archaeological site, enriching the visitor's experience and extending the duration of his stay, by diversifying the tourism product in a sustainable manner, and living the experience that reflects the story of the place, and contributing to creating job opportunities in the tourism sector for members of the local community to enable them and reduce unemployment and involve them in the process of tourism development.
Under the annex, the company will provide public safety procedures and requirements, as well as information on the water tunnel for visitors and emergency exits in the reception room, by showing a short film on public safety requirements before embarking on the path, along with a presentation of an exercise for the civil defense, setting indicative panels for emergency exits, checking the safety of emergency exits periodically, providing helmets for all visitors with approved specifications from the civil defense, and providing facilities with primary safety equipment for visitors such as a first aid kit, and providing facilities with a spare flashlight for visitors to each group.
The annex also stipulated that the guide accompanying groups must be experienced and specialized in this field, in addition to adhering to all warnings issued by the official authorities in the Kingdom, including those issued by the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) and the National Center for Security and Crisis Management, and not to conduct any trips in the water tunnel during these warnings.
Source: Jordan News Agency