President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades will present Tuesday the important reforms, social policies and development projects that the Government has implemented or has planned within the framework of the “Cyprus – Tomorrow” Plan, in the field of “Welfare State – Inclusive Society”.
The event is set to take place at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday 13 September, and it will be attended by representatives of relevant institutions and organisations.
According to a written statement by the Director of the Press Office of the President of the Republic Andreas Iosif, President Anastasiades will review the progress of the implementation of the government’s programme from 2013 to date in this policy area in relation to the reforms, policies and national strategies adopted. He will also present the related development actions, in particular with regard to the implementation of the Minimum Guaranteed Income, the benefits policy, the support to low-income pensioners and vulnerable groups of the population, as well as persons with disabilities, the provision of assistance to children, women and families, as well as the broader housing policy.
It is also noted that this is the first event of this kind, while similar planning is being done for the next period for other policy areas, in order to provide a full picture to the society of the provisions of the “Cyprus – Tomorrow” Plan and how they will be implemented, but also to make citizens aware of the work of the Government.
As stated, the “Cyprus-Tomorrow” Plan is a comprehensive economic and social transformation of the country to keep pace with the demands of the modern era, in an environment of competitiveness, environmental and digital adaptation and development.
The total amount for the programme ‘s implementation for the period 2021-2026, excluding the expenditure of the annual budgets, amounts to 4.4 billion Euros and is expected to benefit the entire economy and society, since, apart from the projected GDP increase, an additional 7% will be added, while the Plan’s implementation is expected to create more than 11.000 new, well-paid jobs.
Meanwhile, Iosif announced that on Monday 12 September, at 9 am, President Anastasiades will sign the book of condolences on the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the residence of the UK High Commissioner in Nicosia.
Also, the Council of Ministers will meet on Wednesday 14 September at 9.30 am, while at 8 pm, President Anastasiades will address a charity dinner under the auspices of the presidential couple in support of the new specialised childhood cancer centre, the statement concludes.
Source: Cyprus News Agency