Providing direct financial support to some economic sectors is one of the functions of governments and one of the aspects of expenditures that the government spends in order to face economic emergency situations.
The support provided by governments is used in many cases, the most important of which is in the event of a rise in the price of a good or service, as it provides support to producers in order to reduce their production costs and keep their price low so that consumers can buy them.
With this measure, governments ensure the continuation of the economic cycle without interruption and the achievement of the interests of both producers and consumers.
Jordan supports transportation
In response to the wave of rising global prices, especially fuel prices, Jordan has applied a policy of direct monetary support to its internal transport sector, in order to maintain the transportation service prices for citizens and to ensure the continuity of transportation means in it.
Therefore, Jordan allocated about (5) million dinars to face the repercussions of high fuel prices on the sector, and reduce costs on operators, for a period of 6 months.
General framework of support policy
The support policy used by Jordan was based on supporting the main and secondary lines, which include (776) buses, (3475) medium transportation and (1021) service, at a rate of (567,150) dinars per month, a total of (3,402) million dinars for a period of 6 months.
The support directed to the yellow taxi pattern, which includes (5354) vehicles, reached (267,700) per month, a total of (1.606) million dinars for a period of 6 months.
This support plan explained in detail how to allocate the support for each internal transport vehicle and how to link the support to the lengths of the roads traveled by those vehicles.
It is expected that the policy of support in the Jordanian internal transport sector will maintain the stability of transport prices, and thus preserve the purchasing power of Jordanian citizens who use public transport.
The Jordanian government’s announcement that the current support period for the transport sector is only 6 months gives the impression that this policy is not permanent, but rather a temporary policy that may change according to the situation of international changes and the rise in international fuel prices. The government may cancel this policy later and may extend its implementation according to the public interest.
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