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King meets representatives of textile industry

Discussions cover ways to boost vocational education to provide sector with qualified workers 

By JT - May 22,2024 - Last updated at May 23,2024

His Majesty King Abdullah meets representatives of the textile industry and stresses the importance of the sector in employment, bolstering economic growth and increasing exports (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday met with representatives of the textile industry at Al Husseiniya Palace and affirmed the importance of the sector in providing employment, enhancing economic growth and increasing exports.

The meeting was held to follow up on the progress of developing the textile industry in line with the Economic Modernisation Vision, according to a Royal Court statement. 

Discussions covered ways to boost vocational education in order to provide the sector with qualified workers, as well as boost training programmes for workers in the industry and build their capacities, the statement said. 

The textile sector contributes JD756 million to the gross domestic product, and textile products account for 20 per cent of industrial exports, with exports worth JD1.4 billion annually.

The sector employs 89,000 workers, 31 per cent of whom are Jordanians.

Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh and Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan attended the meeting.

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