With a turnover of $75 million in 2017, United Enterprise (UE) is among Jordan’s top-grossing construction contractors. As Project Director Jalal Qudsi explains, the company has just embarked on the rehabilitation of the Desert Highway, one of the most crucial roadways in Jordan.
What has been UE’s impact on the transport sector?
We worked on a 20-kilometer section of the Amman Outer Ring Road, which includes five bridges. We also recently finished Section 2 of Zarqa-Azrak Road this January 11, which was funded by the Saudi Development Fund for €117million and has six big bridges divided by two big interchanges.
How will you tackle the crucial rehabilitation of the Desert Highway?
We began rehabilitation of the Desert Highway in April. This road is a main artery that runs across the country, from Amman to Aqaba, and is a €105 million contract to be completed over two years.
How does your company represent the best of Jordan?
We have been involved in numerous aid projects, including the Zaatari refugee camp, allowing us to showcase Jordanian quality for the World Bank and KfW Bankengruppe, a German government-owned developmental bank.