Cabinet approves National Labour Market Plan to create quality jobs for Bahrainis
TDT | Manama
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The Cabinet yesterday approved the Government Executive Committee’s memorandum adopting the National Labour Market Plan 2021- 2023 which aims to create quality job opportunities for Bahraini citizens and make them the first and best choice for employment.
During its weekly meeting, chaired yesterday by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, the Cabinet noted that the national plan will continue to develop control and regulatory procedures and enhance the contributions of the private sector being the main engine of growth in the labour market. The Cabinet also highlighted the pivotal role journalism is playing in Bahraini society and the country’s sustained progress and development.
It began the session by extending Eid Al Adha wishes to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister. The Cabinet also reviewed Bahrain’s vaccination progress, including the vaccination of Bahrainis residing abroad, as well as reviewing the progress of the committee’s assessment of 111 legislative pieces, seven of which were amended in accordance with His Royal Highness’s directives to the committee to ensure legislation supports development.
The following memorandums were approved:
1. A memorandum by the Government Executive Committee concerning the formulation of legislation that strengthens the rule of law, safeguards rights and supports development.
2. A memorandum of understanding by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs on the framework for academic cooperation between the University of Bahrain and the King Sejong Institute in the Republic of Korea regarding Korean language programmes for students.
3. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs and Fiscal Balance concerning initiatives that promote the aviation sector as a driver for economic growth.
4. A joint memorandum between HE the Minister of Finance and National Economy, and HE the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism concerning the decision of the GCC Standing Committee for Combating Harmful Practices in International Trade to impose antidumping fees on a number of GCC imports.
5. A memorandum by HE the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism concerning technical cooperation programmes between the Ministry and the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization to ensure trade products meet custom requirements.
6. A memorandum by the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs concerning the Government’s response to a regulatory proposal presented by the Council of Representatives.
The Cabinet also reviewed the Ministerial Committee for Economic and Financial Affairs and Fiscal Balance’s memorandum on its work during H1 2021, including initiatives undertaken to optimise public spending in support of economic growth.