Jordan Planning Ministry to launch sustainable development initiatives

Initiatives will focus on development problems and issues of national priority, with a focus on sustainability


AMMAN — The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, through the Economic and Social Productivity Enhancement Programme, intends to launch development initiatives with the aim of achieving sustainable local development, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

These initiatives will focus on development problems and issues of national priority, with a focus on sustainability.

The ministry said that the programme to enhance economic and social productivity funded 1,047 small and medium projects for local community bodies and the Retired Servicemen Association during 2019 and 2020.

The ministry added that it provided advisory and technical support to 1,864 projects, of which 1,100 were established based on economic feasibility studies.

The funding included the establishment of 67 productive projects and loans for 300 projects for unemployed youth, according to the ministry.

The programme worked to finance and complete the implementation of 640 small productive projects for retired military personnel, in addition to implementing 20 development projects with the private sector.

The ministry provided technical and advisory support and feasibility studies for 1,864 projects through the Irada programme. Through the Irada programme, the ministry established at least 1,100 projects based on economic feasibility studies, as well as designed and operated a training platform.

The Economic and Social Productivity Enhancement Programme aims to stimulate sustainable, local and human development. The programme aims to improve living conditions by increasing people’s productivity in local communities generally and focusing on underprivileged communities in particular, the ministry said.

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