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Cabinet forms committees to implement programme for Economic Modernisation Vision

By JT - Aug 08,2022 - Last updated at Aug 08,2022

Prime Minister Bisher Al Khasawneh chairs a Cabinet meeting on Sunday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — The Cabinet on Sunday decided to form ministerial committees and sectorial teams to implement the executive programme for the Economic Modernisation Vision for 2023-2025.

The decision, made during a Cabinet session headed by Prime Minister Bisher Al Khasawneh, included forming four ministerial committees according to the main pillars of the vision: The quality of life; economic growth and prosperity; human resources development and employment; and facilities and infrastructure.

These committees will have to follow up on and direct the sectorial teams, review work outcomes and endorse the list of priority initiatives and financial needs, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

The committee for the quality of life was formed under the chairmanship of deputy prime minister and minister of local administration and the membership of ministers of public works and housing, transport, social development, youth, digital economy and entrepreneurship, interior, health, culture and environment, as well as Amman Mayor.

The committee  for economic growth and prosperity was formed under the chairmanship of the minister of planning and international cooperation and the membership of ministers of tourism and antiquities, agriculture, energy and mineral resources, finance, digital economy and entrepreneurship, industry, and investment, as well as the governor of the Central Bank of Jordan.

The human resources development and employment committee was formed under the chairmanship of minister of education and higher education and the membership of ministers of social development, youth, industry and labour.

As for the facilities and infrastructure committee, it was formed under the chairmanship of the minister of public works and housing and the membership of ministers of water and irrigation, transport, energy and mineral resources, digital economy and entrepreneurship, industry, and environment.  

The decision also included forming 22 sectorial teams covering the main pillars of the vision, including a team tasked with women’s empowerment under the presidency of the head of the ministerial committee for women’s empowerment, provided that these teams prepare the executive programme for each sector for the period of 2023-2025 and consider proposed initiatives within the vision and identify priority initiatives.

The decision also approved the formation of assistant work teams by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, with three members for each sectorial teams to be tasked with providing references for preparing programmes, supporting sectorial teams in implementing their tasks and ensuring that achievements and outcomes of the work teams are prepared according to agreed-upon work mechanisms. 

Meanwhile, the Council of Ministers listened to a briefing by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Shraideh, who is also head of the steering committee tasked with setting the executive programme for the outcomes of the Economic Modernisation Vision Document, on the general perception and approach to be adopted while preparing the programme and implementing outcomes.

 

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