PM launches Gov't's 2019-2020 priorities plan | Jordan News | Ammon News

PM launches Gov't's 2019-2020 priorities plan

[11/19/2018 3:58:30 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Monday announced a wide range of priorities his government will work to realize over the next two years with the aim of uplifting public services, creating more job opportunities and reinvigorating the economy among other priorities.

He said finance needed to achieve these priorities has been earmarked in the 2018 general budget and that a time-framed and measureable performance indicators program is already in place to monitor the implementation of the plan.

Regarding employment, the prime minister indicated that a total of 30,000 job opportunities will be created in addition to the 35,000-40,000 jobs the economy is estimated to generate.

Razzaz also announced that his government will launch a program dubbed "Khidmat Watan" (Serving the Nation) that seeks to provide vocational and military training to 20,000 young men and women.

On education, he said the government will work to make sure that children's enrollment in kindergartens rises to 70 percent, adding that 120 new schools will be built.

The government will do whatever necessary to increase foreign direct investments by 10 percent and national exports by 5 percent annually, the prime minister also pledged.

By the end of 2020, Razzaz said, 35 percent of the Kingdom's electric power production will come from national resources, including shale oil and renewables.

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