Ministry of Industry Inks MoU with JICA to Support ‘Let Ethiopia Produce’ Movement


Addis Ababa: The Ministry of Industry and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the ‘Let Ethiopia Produce,’ national movement.

The MoU was signed by Minister of Industry Melaku Alebel and Chief Representative of JICA Ethiopia Office, Oshima Kensuke, it was learned.

The project focused on enhancing manufacturing industry competitiveness through the implementation of the ‘Let Ethiopia Produce’ (Ethiopia Tamrt movement) that will span the next four years. And it will include technical, policy, and capacity building support.

Recall ‘Let Ethiopia Produce’ launched last year with the aim to enhance the competitiveness of the country’s manufacturing sector and achieve tangible advancements in the industrial landscape.

Speaking at the signing ceremony of the MoU, Industry Minister Melaku emphasized that the accord is instrumental to receive support from JICA not only in terms of financial assistance from JICA but also for knowledge, skills,
and technology transfer.

Most importantly, knowledge and technology transfer would have a vital importance in bringing about significant transformations in development and competitiveness of the Ethiopian manufacturing industry.

The Chief Representative of JICA Ethiopia Office, Oshima Kensuke, stated that Japan will provide backing to ‘Let Ethiopia Produce’, a key national movement to revolutionize the manufacturing industry sector of the nation.

The representative also reaffirmed that support will include knowledge and technology transfer, along with capacity building initiatives.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

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