Tender issued for railway that could reach Jordan
The proposed Jezreel Valley line would roughly follow the route of the defunct Hejaz railway built by the Ottoman Empire.
If realized, the line will provide Jordanian products with a Mediterranean outlet to Europe and North America. Currently such products have to take a circuitous route through the port of Aqaba on the Red Sea.
Of course this may never be built, but some folks in the region are thinking ‘butter’ instead of ‘guns’.