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Sustainable Inland Transport Connectivity and Implementation of Transport Related SDGs in Jordan

Basim Kadhim Hassan Jrew

1946 – Iraq Iraqi


Isra University - College of Engineering

P.O.Box : 22,23 Isra, University P.O 11622 Amman-Jordan

Tel. 4711710 ,Ext.2471

Amman – Jordan

Mobil – 00962795974742

Home – 0096265857742

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-1967 B.Sc. in Civil Engineering  /  University of Mosul , Mosul - Iraq-
-1979 M.Sc. in Civil Engineering(Transportation Engineering)Title“Development of an highway-railroad grade crossings”Mississippi State University, USA
-1985 Ph.D in Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering.)Title “ Application of off-line computer programs to  arterial timing    and railroad preemption” Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
-1986 Assistant Prof.  /  University of Mosul – Iraq
-1990 Associated Prof.  /  Tikret University- Iraq
-1997 Professor  /  Al-Mustansyria University – Iraq


Sustainable Inland Transport Connectivity

 and Implementation of Transport Related SDGs in Jordan


Jordan share borders with Iraq, Syria, Palestinian territories and Saudi Arabia. This strategic location although has been a burden on Jordan during the Iraqi and Syrian crises, is expected to enable Jordan to benefit from the rebuilding of the affected countries and the resumption of transit flows between GCC and the Mashreq region. It is also plausible that Jordan will remain an important supplier of road transport services for trade with the various neighbors and play a good role in the connectivity among the countries when the region stabilizes.

The UNDA funded project entitled “Sustainable transport connectivity and implementation of transport related SDGs in selected landlocked and transit/bridging countries” that aimed to strengthen the capacities of five countries (Georgia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Paraguay and Jordan) with the objective todesign and implement an evidence-based transport policy framework that fosters sustainable transport connectivity at the national, regional and international levels and the implementation of transport-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Assessing transport connectivity, by definition, requires both a domestic and a cross-border perspective.

 In the framework of the project, a set of Sustainable Inland Transport Connectivity Indicators (SITCIN) were developed to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of their respective transport systems and the level of compliance of national administrative and legal frameworks with UN legal instruments in the field of transport and border crossing facilitation. A comprehensive data collection program was employed including literature review, reports. direct interviews with various stakeholders (private and public), distribution of predesigned questionnaires, and site visits.

The project engaged national transport, trade, customs and border management policy makers, regional integration mechanisms, infrastructure managers, operators and haulers, private sector associations, academia and relevant civil society organizations.

The following step is to organize  a National Policy Dialogue on SITCIN to present the proposed set of indicators, and the results of applying them in the national context, and use them as a basis for the development of new and innovative, evidence-based inland transport policies. This event is scheduled on 31 March 2021 for two days.