King directed government to focus on youth, support their employment opportunities: PM, 1st, final add

The premier said the government focuses on employment that is the concern of every Jordanian family, The first pledge the government has launched as a strategy is to provide 30,000 jobs.

Razzaz said there were 380,000 unemployed in Jordan. He added that there are more than 8,000 vacancies in the public sector to be announced in newspapers 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 the government is seeking to combat tax evasion through the recent Income Tax Law, which set up a mechanism that imposed financial sanctions on tax evaders and prison sentences. The law also contributed to increasing treasury revenues to 62 percent from JD13 million last year to JD21 million this year.

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

Source: Jordan News Agency