Opening in the center of Basra to support the business and industrial sector, with funding from the United Nations
23/05/2013 - 15:09
Economy and Business
Alsumaria News / Basra
EFI announced in Basra, on Thursday, announced the opening of a center for business support and private industry with funding from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in order to save thousands of idle industrial projects in the province.
The head of the Federation of Industries in Basra Majid Rchk Abdullah said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The new center, which was established by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is located within the headquarters of the Federation of Industries in the MM Pasha," noting that "professors in the School of Management and Economics at the University of Basra, local industry experts and international consultants working at the center who began his duties middle of this month, and is scheduled to officially open in the first of next month. "
He Abdullah that "the center count in improving the deteriorating situation of the industrial sector in your Basra with the presence of thousands of industrial projects of small and medium which stopped in the years after 2003 for reasons the most important of the absence of government support for the private industrial sector and the flooding of local markets with goods imported," stressing that "the laboratories and workshops deactivated in Basra will provide thousands of jobs in the event of operation."
The Chairman of the Union that "the center will organize courses developmental for owners of industrial projects in the areas of marketing and preparation of feasibility studies and banking, as well as exhibitions of their products within and outside the country, and help them to modernize production lines and the establishment of business partnerships with investors Iraqis and foreigners."
For his part, the head of the Union of businessmen in the province Sabih al-Hashemi said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "the private industrial sector in Basra in urgent need of a center of this kind, and we expect to contribute to the revitalization of industrial movement after being hit by the recession and paralysis," adding that "the Union expressed to the delegation of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is ready to support the center, as we have emphasized our desire to take advantage of the services provided by".
It is noteworthy that Basra includes many factories and government laboratories, the most important and the largest paper mills, petrochemicals, fertilizers, iron and steel, and the industrial sector active until the early eighties, but that he was subjected to a setback after the second Gulf War in 1991 as a result of the economic blockade caused by imposing restrictions on the import of materials industrial raw, while brisk private industrial sector during the nineties because of the dependence forced on national production, and appeared in that period, thousands of factories and workshops, but most of them stopped production after 2003, amid the absence of attribution of government, and the growing import operations without quality control tight, and do not activate laws supporting national industries.
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