His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan called for harnessing the potential of the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) to advance national manufacturing and production capacities in order to meet local market and export needs.
During a visit to KADDB, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, King Abdullah stressed the need to continue research and development to manufacture ventilators, and support youth who have presented ideas on producing medical equipment.
His Majesty checked on the levels and capacities to produce medical supply (photo), calling for ramping up production, Petra news agency reported.
Also during the visit, the King was shown the prototypes of ambulances, disinfection tunnels, and the production lines of face shields, medical coveralls, and testing kits, in addition to a simulation model that predicts infection rates, analyses data, and provides information for decision makers.
His Majesty listened to a briefing by KADDB Chairman Mazen Kawar, who noted that the bureau is working with the private sector on its production lines of medical masks and coveralls to exchange knowledge and experience.
Kawar said KADDB has started manufacturing disinfectant tunnels to be placed at the entrances of institutions, and is currently working to ramp up production of medical supplies.
KADDB has also begun testing the manufacturing of ventilators, and will be cooperating with youth who have presented ideas to produce them, under the supervision of the Royal Scientific Society and the Crown Prince Foundation, according to Kawar.
Earlier, His Majesty King Abdullah and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, also visited the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) Command.
King Abdullah was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Yousef Huneiti, and the RJAF Commander.
His Majesty was briefed on the progress of RJAF operations, training, and technical matters across its various units and bases.
The King checked on RJAF readiness, commending the high morale and advanced skills of air force personnel.