Over 64,000 jobs have been established in various sectors within the three years of this government, declared President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom early Monday.
Giving his Presidential Address during the first sitting of this year's parliament sessions, President Yameen proclaimed that with the new projects to be commenced in 2017, the labour market will expand with more jobs created this year.
It is a key pledge of President Yameen to create 94,000 jobs during his first term of presidency.
Stating that several workshops and awareness programs are being conducted on available job opportunities, he noted that 277 jobs have so far been given to people with special needs. The president added that more such opportunities will be created with the help of the private sector for people under state custody.
Shedding light on the sports sector, President Yameen announced that 80 percent of the Sports Arena project will be completed by the end of this year.
Moreover, he declared that the Maldives leaving the Commonwealth was the hardest decision he has had to take regarding external affairs. He added that the nation's relations with foreign states have been strengthened with the United Nations.
“In the days to come, we wish to work more closely with our well-wishers and countries who respect the independence and sovereignty of the state.”
Furthermore, President Yameen said that more work will be done to ease Visa process for Maldivians. He also assured more diplomatic services for students and people that are abroad.