Jordan’s King Abdullah, accompanied by Crown Prince Hussein, visited two agricultural projects in the Northern Ghor District on Tuesday. These are affiliated with the Economic and Social Association of Retired Servicemen and Veterans.
In Baqura, in the Northern Ghor, the King toured the Baqura Date Palm Farm, a Royal initiative project that includes 8,000 palm trees, 7,000 citrus trees, and 500 pomegranate trees.
During a tour of the project, which employs 28 military retirees, the king was briefed on the types of dates produced by the farm and future plans to increase its output of dates from 163 tonnes to 300 tonnes by 2023.
King Abdullah spoke with some of the farmers about their experience working on the project, commending their efforts and stressing the value of such projects in employing military retirees and providing funds to the Economic and Social Association of Retired Servicemen and Veterans to continue its services, according to the statement.