• publish: 20 February 2018
  • time: 4:58 pm
  • category: Social
  • No: 5756
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5 million jobs plan expose on New Year

The government has prepared an ambitious strategy to create five million jobs over the next five years and the plan is due to be announced in the new solar year which begins on March 21.

The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSMD) has prepared the grand strategy after its approval from President Ashraf Ghani and the government is committed to implementing it, said MoLSMD spokesman Abdul Fatah Eshrat Ahmadzai.

He told Pajhwok Afghan News the new jobs creating strategy would be executed in close coordination with 24 government institutions within the next five years.

Ministries and other authorities concerned had been working on the plan to identify their capacities in absorbing human power and they would unveil their respective plans in the upcoming National Work Conference.

Shah Hussain Murtazavi, deputy spokesman for the Presidential Palace, said the MoLSMD’s jobs creation strategy had been approved by the president and more discussion on the strategy would be made in the National Work Conference.

Abdul Hamid Akbar, general director of policy and programme, said the strategy focused on five major areas  —investment, infrastructure, agriculture, construction, energy, transportation and dispatching work force to foreign countries.

The World Bank has estimated Afghanistan’s population as 35 million people. According to the bank, 1.9 million people eligible for work are unemployed in Afghanistan.

Pajhwok/Dawn

 

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