Addis Ababa, June 19/2020( ENA)The Authorities of Ethiopia is enterprise measures to rescue leather-based manufacturing industries from impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.
Leather-based Business Growth Institute Communication Director, Berhanu Serjebo informed ENA that leather-based industries have been granted credit score providers alongside the availability of uncooked leather-based.
The director revealed that a few of the factories had been compelled to cease manufacturing and layoff as a result of pandemic.
Thus measures have been taken to facilitate credit score service, present uncooked leather-based, and search worldwide marketplace for their merchandise, he defined.
Presently, the businesses have began manufacturing and agreements made with the federal government to rescue the sector.
“Some eight companies were forced to stop production and give forced leave to employees, and about six factories fully stopped production and closed the factories due to COVID-19, ”Berhanu stataed, including that “ the factories have now started production.”
The federal government has additionally pledged to supply protecting gear corresponding to sanitizers and face masks to the factories employees, it was discovered.
In response to the director, the institute can be specializing in looking out new market locations to the leather-based sector.
“We were, for instance, restricted to markets in the Far East and Asian countries. But now we have identified that there is big market in Africa and Europe. We are trying to penetrate African and European markets through our embassies,” he elaborated.
Berhanu additional identified that the factories and the federal government have additionally reached settlement to shift their manufacturing to gloves, sneakers and face masks that shield well being professionals from COVID-19.