Agriculture ministry, ILO sign agreement to afforest 1,750 dunums in Jordan

Agriculture ministry ILO sign agreement to afforest 1750 dunums in Jordan
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Agriculture in Jordan signed several agreements with the International Labor Organization (ILO) to implement a labor-intensive project aimed at greening and planting trees in four governates in the Kingdom, according to Khaberni News. اضافة اعلان

The project in its sixth phase, is funded by the German government through the KfW German Development Bank, with a total value of 18 million euros that is valid for 24 months.

Employing youthThe funding aims to increase short-term income and improve the living environment of Jordanians through decent paid work, in addition to providing Jordanian and Syrian youth with appropriate skills to help them obtain longer-term employment opportunities.

In partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Local Administration, the Ministry of Labor, and many municipalities, this initiative seeks to create green employment opportunities.

At the end of the project, the total funding from the German development bank to the Ministry will be JD2.3 million, which will contribute to creating 1,250 job opportunities for Jordanians and Syrians through labor-intensive methods.

Afforestation planThe project aligns with the national afforestation plan and the Royal vision to improve the agricultural sector and create job opportunities in this field.

The KfW German Development Bank's office director in Amman, Mark Schewe, said that the bank and the German government are committed to supporting economic opportunities and creating job opportunities in Jordan through afforestation activities.

He continued by sharing that this will work to enhance forest sustainability, contributing to a green and clean environment, which are essential for combating climate change.

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