Current Activities

Component 3 of the ACED Program assists the ASEZA Local Community Development Directorate

26 May 2008


Component 3 of the ACED Program assists the ASEZA Local Community Development Directorate

Component 3 of the Aqaba Community and Economic Development (ACED) Program assists the ASEZA Local Community Development Directorate (LCDD) in focusing on informing, empowering and mobilizing neighborhood residents to join together for pursuits of common neighborhood goals. The first pilot neighborhood in Aqaba is Sharqia, centrally located just north of the business center of the city. Residents have responded to surveys, attended meetings and defined and prioritized the needs of their area of the city, resulting in specific projects being developed and pursued toward implementation. Above, the committee of elected neighborhood residents charged with oversight of initial Sharqia self-help efforts is joined by Ms. Karima Dabet, Director of LCDD and Mr. Larry Hearn, Chief of Party of the ACED Program at the conclusion of its first neighborhood-wide event attended by some 10% of the adult residents of Sharqia.

Aqaba Traffic Mobility meeting Kicks- off in Amman

18 May 2008

A meeting to discuss Aqaba Traffic Mobility took place in Amman at iJordan Headquarters on Sunday, May 18, 2008. The meeting was attended by ACED Program Component 1 Public Sector Reform Advisor Martin Miller and the Component 3 Community Development team, in addition to H.E Eng. Omar Roussan ASEZA’s Infrastructure Commissioner, other representatives included staff from ASEZA’s Commission for Investment; from the Greater Amman Municipality Ayman Smadi, coordinator for public transportation; from the traffic engineering community Lina Shdeed, a member of the faculty at the University; from the Public Transport Regulatory Commission, Jamil Ali Mujahed; from the Hikmat Foundation and from the consulting firm of TBWA .

The meeting participants discussed ways to assist ASEZA in initiating a well-thought-out analysis of transportation planning, traffic administration, and pedestrian mobility, including developing ideas that will help ASEZA Commissioners develop measures to help solve emerging transportation problems; assuring adequate, safe road capacity for international trade and travel and adequate parking supply; and improving the management of existing on-street parking spaces. Further, the group seeks to improved the public transportation services to laborers & low income workers, and to address other issues that affect both pedestrian and passenger safety in private and public transportation.

ACED Program Component 3 (Enhanced Community Development) highlighted the importance of community participation in planning transportation and developing broader mobility strategies that will have major effects on the economic and social community within ASEZ. In addition, this component benefited from ideas and initiatives supplied by participating parties that may be considered in the Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) initiatives in Aqaba.

Request for Proposal RFP 006-2008

15 May 2008

The Aqaba Community and Economic Development (ACED) Program solicits proposals for technical assistant services in Aqaba for General Business under its Indefinite Quantity Contract ( IQC) Methodology.

Consulting Companies or individual consultants interested must request additional information via email or fax to obtain the IQC Methodology document and the General Business Scope of Work (SOW).


The ACED Program will be holding an introductory session on its IQC Methodology in Amman May 22, 2008 to meet with potential candidates and to explain in-detail the IQC Methodology. Limited space is available and reservations are necessary.


Consulting Companies or individual consultants interested in:

1) Requesting the formal SOW above and the IQC Methodology document,

2) Attending the introductory session ,

Must send a written request (No later than 2:00 PM May 15, 2008) to the following email or fax stating the above RFP number in the subject line: Fax: 03 201 7760

Please note that submission of Proposal is no later than 3:00 pm, on June 15, 2008.