AMMAN — The government need to develop new mechanisms to support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), help them survive, preserve their workforce and resume production rates achieved in the pre-COVID-19 period, President of the Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI) Fathi Jaghbir said on Wednesday. Speaking to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, Jaghbir referred to His Majesty King Abdullah’s Letter of Designation that included clear signs on managing the economic issues in a way that guarantees overcoming economic pressures. The JCI president called for resorting to self-reliance and supporting local production, as well as increasing connections among various economic sectors so as to realise self-sufficiency in the Kingdom. Jaghbir also called for providing additional finance programmes to the most affected SMEs swiftly as possible, so as to enable these institutions to resume their activities. Also ...read more...