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Labour directorate opens at commerce chamber to streamline procedures

By JT - Aug 18,2015 - Last updated at Aug 18,2015

Amman Chamber of Commerce President Issa Murad and Labour Minister Nidal Katamine sign a memorandum of understanding in Amman on Monday (Photo courtesy of ACC)

AMMAN — The Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) on Monday launched a rehabilitation programme for recruitment and inaugurated a Labour Ministry directorate at its premises.

The ACC had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Labour Ministry to establish the directorate to provide ministry services to investors, businesspeople and registered merchants at the ACC, according to a chamber statement sent to The Jordan Times.

The memo, signed by ACC President Issa Murad and Labour Minister Nidal Katamine in the presence of Industry, Trade and Supply Minister Maha Ali, aims at reducing the time needed to finish transactions.

Murad and Ghassan Yaghi, director general of the Employment, Technical and Vocational Education Training Fund, also signed a memo to finance the 2015 project to provide rehabilitation and secure employment at a total cost of JD1.85 million, the ACC statement added.

Furthermore, the ACC president signed a memo with the Jordan Society of Tourism and Travel Agents to train and employ Jordanians between the ages of 18 and 35 years old in the tourism and travel sector.

The first group of beneficiaries is made up of 150 tourism faculty graduates who will receive training in a centre affiliated with the ACC, the statement said.

Katamine said the government is keen on collaborating with the private sector and benefiting from its expertise to provide a suitable business environment in the Kingdom despite regional tensions.

For her part, Ali said the government is interested in enhancing its partnership with the private sector and facilitating its work.


ACC initiatives are aimed at facilitating procedures for local and foreign investors and supporting the economy, the statement quoted Murad as saying.

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