Economist Team Discuss Economic Recovery Plan
Several Yemeni businessmen have met this week in the Jordanian Capital, Amman, to set out a six-month national plan to boost relief aid ,rebuild war-shattered Yemen, and recover the economy once the war comes to an end.
Mr. Yusuf Al-Kuraimi, the team's deputy head, said that the economic recovery outline would see the private sector engaged in economic recovery and reconstructing the country, especially as the government cannot alone provide enough rebuilding resources; therefore, it is necessary to heavily engage the sector in the rebuilding process.
The private sector, represented by the ERT, is capable of creating job opportunities and getting the country back on its feet, he pointed out.
The working group debated a policy paper outlining the measures that should be taken to resuscitate the Yemeni economy, with the document serving as an economic road map that aims at seeking mechanisms for providing goods, services and infrastructure nationwide. Of the priorities set were the establishment of a consultative council on economic recovery, laying down an effective communication plan and seeking the guidance of Yemeni business moguls.
The 25-member team is an informal working group involving Yemeni business tycoons, men and women, all community leaders who have worked since 2007 towards the enhancement of the private sector's role by engaging in high-level talks over the country's transitional period, including the National Dialogue Conference and the Friends of Yemen meeting.
- Jan 23, 2017