Over 67,800 jobs created in three years: Youth Minister

Youth Minister Iruthisham Adam speaks at press conference. PHOTO/YOUTH MINISTRY

As part of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s electoral pledge to create 94,000 jobs during the first term of his administration, over 67,800 jobs have been created so far over the past three years, proclaimed Minister of Youth and Sports Iruthisham Adam on Wednesday.

Speaking at a press briefing held at the youth ministry, the minister shed light on the different sectors and industries in which jobs have been created:

  • Civil Service – Over 3,000 jobs
  • State run companies – Over 5,000 jobs
  • Tourism – Over 18,000 jobs
  • Fisheries – Over 6,000 jobs
  • Other sectors – Over 34,000 jobs

“We wish to still further increase employment opportunities. Hence, we’re currently working to mark a youth day and hold a youth challenge,” said Minister Iruthisham.

The minister went on to say that the state is also looking to establish more sports facilities, which will also create more jobs. Noting that several major development projects are ongoing in various islands, she added that sports arenas will also be developed in islands boasting large populations.

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