Qatari ambassador hails Economic Modernization Vision

Amman, June 7 (Petra) -- The Economic Modernization Vision, launched Monday under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II, is "an ambitious Jordanian vision that deserves praise and admiration," said Qatari ambassador Sheikh Saud bin Nasser bin Jassim Al Thani.

"It was an honor to attend the launching ceremony of the Economic Modernization Vision," he said, adding that Jordanians are capable of achieving this vision.

The vision, which will be implemented in three phases over 10 years, includes 366 initiatives in various sectors as part of eight national economic growth drivers that focus on unleashing Jordan’s full potential to achieve comprehensive sustainable growth and generate job opportunities.

Aimed at meeting the expected demand for 1 million jobs for Jordanians in the next decade, the vision identifies drivers for employment and economic growth, which will require JD41 million in investments and financing throughout the upcoming decade, the majority of which is expected to come from the private sector, including foreign direct investment and public-private partnership projects.