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First Minister unveils five year plan to take Wales forward
The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones has set out his government’s five year plan to deliver more and better jobs through a stronger, fairer economy, improve and reform public services, and build a united, connected and sustainable Wales.
The First Minister said the Welsh Government’s Programme for Government, Taking Wales Forward, makes clear that the government’s relentless focus will be on driving improvement in the Welsh economy and public services, delivering a Wales which is prosperous and secure, healthy and active, ambitious and learning, united and connected.
The First Minister also confirmed that the Welsh Government’s key pledges have been maintained despite the uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote, including the commitment to create at least 100,000 all-age apprenticeships and the development of the South Wales Metro.
First Minister, Carwyn Jones said:
“My vision of government is simple - enabling people to live healthy and fulfilled lives and make the most of every opportunity, and supporting them when help is needed most.
“A critical five years lie ahead. The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union creates some uncertainty and challenges, but our mandate is clear. The Welsh Government’s relentless focus will be on driving improvement in our economy and public services, which are together the bedrock of people’s daily lives.
“Taking Wales Forward outlines our key priorities for delivering those improvements. They are ambitious measures, aimed at making a difference for everyone, at every stage in their lives.
“Together we can build a Wales that is more confident, more equal, better skilled and more resilient. As a country we have punched above our weight, and now we are ready to do more.
“I want to see a Wales which is prosperous and secure, healthy and active, ambitious and learning, united and connected. This is the Wales we are determined to build over the coming five years.”
Among the Welsh Government’s key commitments are:
Prosperous and Secure:
Healthy and Active:
Ambitious and Learning:
United and Connected:
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