Jordan PM calls for tackling obstacles to investment

[07-03-2021 11:12 PM]

Ammon News -

 Jordan's Prime Minister, Bisher Khasawneh, Sunday, said that reforming the Jordanian economy so that the Kingdom could lure in more investors and rise as a regional attraction for investment is a necessity.

In a Cabinet meeting after the swearing-in ceremony of several ministers, Khasawneh highlighted that one of the most prominent challenges facing investors in the Kingdom is the high electricity pricing which repels investors, highlighting that addressing this issue should be a priority for the government.

The Premier emphasized that the public sector should work with the private sector to overcome the "unprecedented" circumstances wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially on the unemployment issue, highlighting that the government's role is to eliminate the bureaucratic obstacles facing investors and ensuring a suitable investment environment that would lead to creating more jobs.

Khasawneh said that the Cabinet had submitted its action plan to His Majesty King Abdullah II and said that the Cabinet's economic action plan will be the result of a link-up with the private sector, state institutions, the House and Senate, highlighting that the plan will be readily available for the public so that they can judge for themselves the government's performance.

He said that the government is fully keen on opening channels with the media, highlighting that the government is fully aware of the social media's impact and how it sometimes conveys disinformation.

Khasawneh congratulated the newly appointed ministers, saying: "All the best of luck in serving the country within the framework of the Royal vision that His Majesty King Abdullah II always directs us to; in remaining worthy of His Majesty's trust; to be able to make the aspired for difference under these exceptional circumstances which our country is going through..."

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