PM directs plan, timetable to implement Economic Modernization Vision document

In a Cabinet session held Wednesday, Prime Minister Dr. Bisher Khasawneh directed the concerned authorities to start setting a “clear” implementation plan and timetable for carrying out the outcomes of the Economic Modernization Vision document.

The visions was launched last week at the Dead Sea under His Majesty King Abdullah II’s auspices, presented by national economic workshop that was held at the Royal Hashemite Court.

In this regard, the Council of Ministers decided to form a ministerial team for outlining the vision’s executive programs, comprised of ministers of planning and international cooperation, state for prime ministry affairs, finance, state for follow-up and government coordination, digital economy, industry, trade and supply, environment, and investment.

The PM stressed the need to develop “clear” executive programs, according to a gradual mechanism over the vision’s ten-year period and timetables over its three phases, divided according to the target sectors to ensure the vision’s implementation.

Reiterating the vision’s importance as a “major” national project and a roadmap for the national economy, he stressed the need to highlight its outcomes and follow up their implementation in accordance with “clear and announced” executive programs.

On another key reform issue, the PM referred to the work of the Public Sector Modernization Committee, adding that its outcomes should include an executive action plan, according to timetables that will be publicly announced.

This future effort should include the measures that will be worked on to improve quality of services provided to citizens and raise their efficiency aimed to make a “qualitative” shift in performance of Jordan’s public employee and institutions, the PM added.

With regard to the political modernization system, Khasawneh stressed the need to work on preparing executive programs concerned with empowering youth and women, integrating them into Jordan’s political participation process, and pushing them to form party frameworks.

To push this agenda, he directed the relevant ministries and ministerial committees to make “true” effort and continuous work in this field.

The PM said: ” These files are large and important, and require continuous and diligent work, and clear mechanisms for implementation, which are announced to all.”
//Petra// AG