Gov’t aims to implement 94 EMV executive plan priorities in 2024

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AMMAN— The government has announced its expectation to achieve 94 priorities outlined in the Executive Plan for the Economic Modernization Vision (EMV) in 2024, out of a total of 514 priorities set for 2023-2025, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

According to a government document monitoring the EMV executive program, 432 priorities are currently under implementation in 2024, with 78 already implemented in 2023. This brings the expected cumulative achievement for the past two years to 172 priorities.

Under royal patronage, the Economic Modernization Vision (EMV) and the Public Sector Renewal Roadmap were inaugurated at the end of 2022. In 2023, the EMV executive program included approximately 183 programs, 380 initiatives, and 418 priorities, with a budget allocation of JD670 million from the 2023 budget.

Additionally, the government has allocated approximately JD734 million for the EMV program for 2024, with JD349 million from the general budget, JD135 million from government units and self-financing, and JD250 million from foreign aid.

In 2023, the government successfully achieved 78 out of the 97 priorities expected to be completed, while 19 priorities were delayed. A total of JD670 million was allocated for these priorities, with JD355 million from the general budget and JD165 million from foreign aid. Furthermore, the government has launched the Government Performance and Achievement Monitoring System, aimed at transparently showcasing progress in the executive program for 2023-2025.

2023 priorities achievements
In the investment sector, a total of 372 investment projects benefited from the Investment Environment Law, with an expected investment size of JD878.5 million. Additionally, the government launched a comprehensive investment service platform offering 95 services, completed within an average of 6.9 working days. Furthermore, an investment map highlighting 30 investment opportunities was also introduced.

In efforts to position Jordan as a global destination, the government focused on improving its connections worldwide. This involved forging agreements with five low-cost airlines and increasing charter flights by 141 percent. Electronic visas were introduced, granting 77 thousands visas for easier entry. Additionally, a new cruise ship port welcomed 65 ships, boosting tourism in the country. Several tourist products were launched, such as the Ajloun Cable Car, the Umm Qais Water Tunnel, the Christian Pilgrimage Trail in Makawir, the Petra Balloon, and the Diving Aqaba Application. Olive wood studios were also opened, and several heritage and historical sites were promoted for filming.

Moreover, in advancing future services, the government achieved the digitization of 45 percent of government services, totaling 1077 services. Additionally, 771,000 digital identities were activated, and fifth-generation services were launched in Aqaba, Amman, Irbid, and Zarqa. The value of digital payments through the instant payment system via JoMoPay System (JOPACC) rose by 123 percent, while financial transactions via Click increased by 233 percent.

Regarding the high-value industries sector, the government provided support to 395 economic facilities through the Industrial Support and Development Fund and an additional 180 facilities through export stimulation programs and support for the consultancy services sector. Furthermore, an electronic platform for investment opportunities in the mining sector was launched.

In the entrepreneurship and innovation domain, the government focused on enhancing educational infrastructure and technological access. This included completing maintenance and rehabilitation work on school buildings, as well as providing internet service to 97 percent of public schools. Additionally, efforts were made to develop the vocational and technical education system, including BTEC system accreditation, transitioning 23 vocational training institutes into vocational schools, and establishing 35 vocational institutes.

Also, as outlined in the document, the National Employment Program successfully facilitated the employment of 19,000 job seekers in the private sector. This included approximately 10,000 females and 1,200 beneficiaries of the National Aid Fund (NAF).

In efforts to improve quality of life, healthcare services saw notable enhancements. This included expanding and maintaining 35 health centers, opening seven new centers, training over 2600 medical staff, and automating 190 hospitals and health centers.

Efforts were also directed toward enhancing public transportation services. This involved completing stages of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project between Amman and Zarqa for the first, second, and fourth phases. Additionally, initial studies for the new smart City project were finalized.

Lastly, regarding the sustainable environment, the government concluded policies and programs designed to incentivize the shift toward a green economy. This encompassed the development of necessary legislation to promote waste recycling projects and the support of 110 factories through the Green Action in Enterprises (GAIN) project.

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