Jordan:14,225 work permits to Egyptians in 2017
(MENAFN) The total remittances of Egyptians working in Jordan during January reached about USD80 million, as well as about USD267,929 retirement salaries for Egyptians who have been working in Jordan, the Egyptian Ministry of Manpower and Immigration said Saturday.
The total work permits issued by Jordan authorities to Egyptian workers in Egypt amounted to 14,225, according to a report by the ministry.
The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said in October that that 9.5 million Egyptians do not live in the country. Around 6.2 million expatriates live in Arab countries, and 1.6 million of them live in Jordan.
Earlier this month, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) said that remittances of Egyptians working abroad since the flotation of the pound currency in November 2016 until the end of December 2017 reached USD29 billion, up by USD4.7 billion, representing a 19.2% jump, compared to the same period last year.
The Suez Canal and remittances from Egyptians living abroad are now one of the two main sources of foreign currency coming into the country, as tourism sector is struggling since the downing of the Russian passenger jet in October 2015.
Egypt floated the national currency on November 2016.
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