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Ethiopia: Institute Enhancing Leather Industries' Productivity
2017/11/22 13:20:46 Source: Author: 点击率:

The Ethiopian Leather Industry Development Institute said it is working towards enhancing leather industries productivity thereby boosting the export earnings from the sector.

Institute Communication head Birhanu Serjabo told The Ethiopia Herald that the institute is undertaking research to tackle the sector problems, providing training for professionals from technical colleges and universities up to PhD level, providing consultancy service to leather industries.

The head said the institute popularize the latest technologies including importing various machineries.

In addition, the government is providing support for the incoming foreign companies through feasibility studies before starting business and tax holidays. It is also facilitating both local and foreign market opportunities, he said.

According to Birhanu, previously the nation has been exporting raw leather and hides with no value addition but since 2004 exporting raw leather has been reduced significantly and processed leather including jackets, shoes and glove have became dominant.

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