The Ministry of Trade and Industry has undertaken study aimed at upgrading work performance and is in the process of implementation, stated Mr. Berhane Abraham, director of the Minister’s Office.
Asmara, 8 January 2011 – The Ministry of Trade and Industry has undertaken study aimed at upgrading work performance and is in the process of implementation, stated Mr. Berhane Abraham, director of the Minister’s Office.
He explained that the study focused on the activities and contribution of industrial plants in boosting GDP and generating hard currency, as well as properly identifying manpower capacity. It is expected to play major role in improving the people’s standard of living and developing the national economy through creating conducive climate to trade and industrial ventures, Mr. Berhane added.
He further pointed out that the study is particularly essential in closely scrutinizing the quality and quantity of enterprises, especially preparing accurate data to encourage industrial plants engaged in ensuring food security and producing export-oriented products. Mr. Berhane also outlined the tasks accomplished by the Ministry in 2010, including supervising industrial firms and the quality of their products, regulating and directing local market, identifying and permitting imports, following up regional and international trade relations, among others.
The necessary efforts were also exerted in encouraging individuals and associations engaged in traditional handicraft works, which in turn contributed to encouraging export activities.