Amman, The Senate’s National Youth Dialogue Committee on Sunday discussed mechanisms to support youth in southern Jordan with the Chairman of the Jordan Phosphate Mining Company (JPMC) Chairman Mohammad Thneibat.
The Committee’s President, Senator Rabha Dabbas, said it aims to provide various opportunities for young people to express their views, ideas and initiatives, as well as listening to young people about challenges they face and solutions they deem appropriate to overcome these challenges.
The Committee, through its frequent field visits to the various governorates in the Kingdom’s three regions, seeks to stimulate various sectors, especially the private sector, to support young people and their diverse projects, Dabbas noted.
She added that the meeting came to follow up on recommendations that the committee is following up on after its visit to the southern governorate of Ma’an, which resulted in establishing a Five-a-side pitch in the Al-Jafr area by the JPMC, pointing out that the committee ahs worked to solve the Development and Employment Fund defaulted loans due against some Ma’an residents in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour.
In turn, the JPMC’s Chairman said the social responsibility and supporting youth and women constitute a national duty for all, stressing that it falls within the JPMC’s priorities, especially in productive projects for the youth and women, which amounts to about JD400,000 annually.
Thneibat explained that the employment percentage of the people of the south, specifically Ma’an Governorate, in the JPMC exceeds 73 percent, with about 560 workers, pointing out that the workers percentage in the field of transport is 100 percent of the community.
He added that the JPMC has allocated a university scholarships to student of Badia, at the Al Hussein bin Talal University, designated to professional specialties needed by the JPMC, as well as 120 scholarships for graduates of community colleges in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour.
Source: Jordan News Agency