(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Jordan and Japan have signed a 6.7 Million grant agreement to build the Petra Archaeological Museum in the ancient city of Petra. Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) will fund the project, Jordan's Petra news agency report said. Jordan's Minister of Planning and International Co-operation Ibrahim Saif and Japanese Ambassador to Jordan Junichi Kosuge signed the agreement. The agreement for the grant is part of cultul co-operation programme signed between the two countries, Saif said. The museum will be built according to modern engineering designs. It willdisplay the ancient city's antiquities that represent Petra's different civilizations. The museum will help diversify tourism activities in Petra, which is one of the New Seven World Wonders, the minister said. The Japanese envoy said the project is a step forward in supporting Jordan's tourism development.