articles | 28 July 2014

Agriculture Minister announces programmes for employment opportunities

The planning and implementation of the Rural Development Programme and the Operational Programme for Fisheries are part of the vision to create a ministry that is productive and evolutionary, providing employment and opportunities to the country and the economy, stated Agriculture Minister, Nicos Kouyialis recently.

He told reporters that these two programmes will gradually provide 800 employment positions in agriculture, animal breeding, research and fisheries.

Kouyialis said that during its last meeting, the Cabinet approved the ministry’s proposals for the Agriculture Development Programme 2014-2020 totalling €240,5 million and the Operational Programme for Fisheries 2014-2020 for a total budget of €52,610 million.

The first programme is already before the Commission for approval while the second one is still pending.

“We believe the ministry can contribute even further to efforts to help the economy and these two programmes, including the structural programmes that the ministry is handling concerning the environment, will provide many solutions to combat youth unemployment and create new positions in Agriculture, animal breeding, the environment and fisheries, he concluded.

Source: Famagusta Gazette

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