The new five-year development plan ratified in the parliament

09 Jul 2013

The tenth five-year development plan which will cover the years of 2014-2018 was ratified in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey after being discussed on 1 July.

New Horizons - The preparation stage of the tenth five-year Development Plan which determines the road map of the Turkey’s development policies until 2018 had taken two years.

The plan expects to have a 5.5 percent increase in the real gross national product and a 7.2 percent decrease in the unemployment rate.

A 70 percent increase in the attendance to the pre-school education is also targeted within the scope of increasing equality of opportunity in education and improving the quality of services in this area.

Turkish Development Minister Cevdet Yılmaz talked about the Plan and stated that “Freedom is the main component of the development. One would not have development and improved technology unless freedom existed. In this development plan, we strongly stress on the basic human rights and freedoms.”

Click here to read the 10th five-year Development Plan.


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