King directs government to focus on youth, employment opportunities

Jordan

Published: 2019-04-10 10:11

Last Updated: 2019-04-10 10:16


King directs government to focus on youth, employment opportunities
King directs government to focus on youth, employment opportunities
Roya News Source

PM Omar Razzaz said the government is focusing on employment which is the concern of every Jordanian family and the first priority of the government, and that it has launched a strategy to provide 30,000 jobs.

Razzaz said there were 380,000 unemployed in Jordan, adding that there are more than 8,000 vacancies in the public sector to be announced in the Official Gazzette on Thursday.

The Prime Minister reviewed the operational plan through projects implemented by the private sector in partnership with the government in all regions of the Kingdom.

Razzaz said that the government is seeking to combat tax evasion through the recent Income Tax Law, which set up a mechanism which imposes financial sanctions on tax evaders as well as prison sentences. The law also contributes to increasing treasury revenues to 62 percent from JD13 million last year to JD21 million this year.

Razzaz also tackled a number of internal and external issues, such as poverty, political reforms, the Palestinian cause, and the Israeli Gas deal.