Contracting sector facing over 70% unemployment — association

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AMMAN — Head of the Jordanian Contractors Association Ayman Al-Khudairi said that the contracting sector is currently in its worst condition, with one study indicating that unemployment among contractors is between 70 and 80 percent, Hala News reported.اضافة اعلان

Khudairi stressed that the contracting sector’s allocation from the general budget is no more than “negligible numbers” and would not even suffice to construct a private-sector mall.

The association head was speaking during a visit of Minister of Public Works and Housing and Minister of Transport Ahmad Maher Abul Samen to the contractors association, which saw the participation of association council members, Director of the Government Tenders Directorate Mahmoud Khleifat, Director of the Urban Development Corporation Jumana Atiyat, Acting Secretary-Genera of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing Nadia Masalha, and Secretary of the National Building Council Jamal Qutaishat.

Cooperation and partnershipDuring the meeting, Abul Samen stressed the need to enhance government cooperation with partners working in the private sector, especially in the field of contracting, in a way that contributes to the advancement of the sector and directly impacts the national economy and the services provided to citizens.

The contracting sector, the minister said, is one of the most important economic sectors contributing to the economy, as it includes around 120–150 supporting  professions  and provides many job opportunities.

The association treasurer, Yassin Tarawneh, noted the importance of promoting a real partnership between the association and the ministry by forming a joint committee that will meet periodically to support the sector and work on solving its problems.

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