(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
2.1.3 Providing equal opportunities
Our economy will provide opportunities for everyone - men and women young and old - so they may contribute to the best of their abilities. We will place a renewed emphasis on lifelong training and wewill seek to make the most of the potential of our workforce by encouraging a culture of high performance. These efforts will be coordinated by the recently established Job Creation and Anti-Unemployment Commission.
One of our most significantassets is our lively and vibrant youth. We will guarantee their skills are developed and properly deployed. While many other countries are concerned with aging populations more than half of the Saudi population is below the age of 25 years. We will take advantage of this demographic dividend by harnessing our youth's energy and by expanding entrepreneurship and enterprise opportunities.
Saudi women are yet another great asset. With over 50percent of our university graduates being female we will continue to develop their talents invest in their productive capabilities and enable them to strengthen their future and contribute to the development of our society and economy.
We will also enable those of our people with disabilities to receive the education and job opportunities that will ensure their independence and integration as effective members of society. They will be provided with all the facilities and tools required to put them on the path to commercial success. 2.1.4 Attracting the talents we need
Achieving our desired rate of economic growth will require an environment that attracts the necessary skills and capabilities both from within the Kingdom and beyond our national borders. We will seek to improve living and working conditions for non-Saudis by extending their ability to own real estate in certain areas improving the quality of life permitting the establishment of more private schools and adopting an effective and simple system for issuing visas and residence permits.
Our goal is to attract and retain the finest Saudi and foreign minds and provide them with all they need. Their presence in the Kingdom will contribute to economic development and attract additional foreign investment.
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