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5,000 Jordanians receive Qatar work permits — ministry

By JT - Apr 29,2019 - Last updated at Apr 29,2019

AMMAN — The Ministry of Labour on Monday announced that 5,000 Jordanians have received permits to work in Qatar.

The announcement was made during a meeting held by the Qatar Chamber Commerce and Industry with Secretary General of the Ministry of Labour Ziad Obeidat.

The meeting tackled enhancing bilateral cooperation in fields pertaining to labour and invigorating the role of the Qatari private sector in attracting the Kingdom’s nationals, in response to Qatar’s initiative to employ 10,000 Jordanians.

So far, 2,000 work permits have been issued while 3,000 more are being processed, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Obeidat suggested the formation of a trilateral committee, bringing together officials from Qatar’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Qatari Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, and the Jordanian Ministry of Labour. The new committee would serve in mitigating challenges facing the employment of Jordanians in Qatar’s commerce and industry sectors.

Qatar pledged in June last year a package of investments to Jordan ordered by the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.

The pledge included providing 10,000 job opportunities for Jordanians and funding worth $500 million in infrastructure projects to assist the Kingdom in facing economic challenges.

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