Agreement Signed to Enhance Professional Efficiency, Job Creation in Textile Industry

Ministry of Labor and Skills has signed an agreement with a Chinese company, Orient International Holdings to enhance the efficiency of professionals in the textile sector and create more job opportunities in Ethiopia.

The agreement is expected to help produce capable human power in the textile industry and create more job opportunities in the sector, it was indicated.

Speaking on the occasion, State Minister of Labor and Skills, Dr. Teshale Berecha said that Ethiopia will work in collaboration with the Chinese government to empower citizens in the field of education and training.

According to him, as the agreement will help to enhance the development activity that the country has embarked upon in the textile sector, due attention will be given for its implementation.

" The textile industry has enormous potential to economic growth in Ethiopia and else where in the world. We have been working relentlessly towards improving the skills of workforces in the sector to meet the demand of the industry and we belive that collaboration with the company will further boost the sector's overall role in skill development and knowledge transfer."

The State Minister further said that the agreement will help to expedite the ongoing efforts to realizing sustainable development, job creation and skills development in Ethiopia.

He stated that the company will carry out skills development activities both in the country and abroad noting that the company has plan to establish a training center in Ethiopia.

Orient International Holding Chairman Tong Jisheng said that the textile industry sector requires qualified and skilled workers and technology.

Essential support will be extended to realizing this requirement in Ethiopia, the Chairman added.

Mentioning that the Shangtex textile manufacturer under the company has extensive experience in the field, Jisheng expressed commitment to extend essential support in producing qualified manpower in Ethiopia.

"We strive to introduce high level skills and technology in textile industry in Ethiopia," further stating that some 100 Ethiopians will travel to China to receive training in the field.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency