Royal Court Chief and Head of the follow-up committee for the implementation of His Majesty King Abdullah’s initiatives Yousef Issawi on Saturday inaugurated the Military Retirees Club and the Zaha Cultural Centre Park in Jerash Governorate.
The King issued directives for the construction of the facilities during a previous meeting with dignitaries in the northern governorate, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The club, part of projects across the Kingdom to serve veterans and retired service members and their families, was constructed according to the highest engineering and technical specifications, including multipurpose halls, a library, a park, a playground, public facilities and a health club, Petra said.
His Majesty’s directives to establish clubs and upgrade services for retired military personnel is in recognition of their service and sacrifices for the country and aims to “build bridges” between them and the various state institutions.
The Zaha Cultural Centre Park includes a centre for honing children’s talents and skills, a playground and a fully equipped play area, in addition to other facilities that provide quality service to parents and children of various age groups in “a healthy and safe environment that enhances their abilities”.
Issawi told Petra that setting up a club for military retirees in Jerash Governorate is a translation of the Royal vision to care for military retirees and recognise their role in defending the country and maximising national achievements.
Issawi pointed out that the Royal initiatives, through strengthening partnerships with official entities and civil society institutions, have devised a development and humanitarian work system in the targetted communities in order to improve their social and economic conditions.
Economic and Social Association of Retired Servicemen and Veterans Director General Thallaj Thiabat said that the opening of the club in the current stage underscores Jordan’s strength and ability to counter challenges, voicing his appreciation for King Abdullah’s care for veterans.