Call for more governmental jobs to go to the provinces

“Time for talk is over,” says rural committee chairman

The debate about moving some governmental jobs to rural communities has been going on for a long time.

Hans Christian Schmidt – the chairman of Udvalget for Landdistrikter og Øer, the committee on rural areas and islands – hopes that a hearing scheduled for 22 April will result in more than words.

“We want action rather than talk,” Schmidt told DR Nyheder.

The informational meeting is scheduled to look at ways more governmental jobs can find their way to rural provinces.

“We need more knowledge and understanding,” said Schmidt. “The studies have all been done, and we hope the knowledge gained will get the politicians closer to moving some jobs.”

Not just talk
Socialdemokraterne spokesperson Troels Ravn also expressed hope that the meeting would yield real results.

“Hopefully we will not only talk the talk, but follow up with concrete action,” he said.

READ MORE: Improved public transport to stop exodus of people from the countryside

Business leaders from provincial towns will be at the meeting to offer up their experiences.




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