Published: 2019-02-09 11:48
Last Updated: 2019-02-09 12:30
Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said during his speech at the conference "Public-Private Sector Partnership within Initiatives of Government Action Plan”, which was held at the National Strategies Forum, that the government began its first step in three stages in implementing the contents of the Throne Speech, and that this is not a list of wishes, but priorities set before the government to implement.
Prime Minister Razzaz said that the government bears all responsibility to the accumulated numbers in poverty, debt and unemployment and that it has not come just in the last eight months alone.
He pointed out that: "our ambitions and our hopes are very large, and our citizens dream of so much, and this is an incentive to reassess things and prioritize so we can move forward."
On the income tax law, he said: "Tax law is a difficult law for the people, but the alternative was more difficult and the law was the best possible solution,” adding that the tax burden on the Jordanian citizen is not negligible at all and is now required to increase economic growth. Jordan has suffered successive crises over the past 10 years. But we continue despite the difficulties.”
For his part, the President of the Forum Abdul Ilah Khatib said in his speech that overcoming the difficulties will only be effective through the partnership between the public and private sectors, stressing that Jordan has many valuable investment opportunities, in which human resources are the main focus.
Khatib called for reducing the cost of commercial transactions to stimulate the Jordanian economy and pointed out that the competitiveness of the Jordanian economy is related to internal and external factors, and our great ability to stimulate and reform internal factors. He pointed out that studies have been made in recent years to address the challenges and the plans, but some were stopped due to the control of implementation.