On 13 May 2019 the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – Addis Ababa Office inaugurated the common production line for footwear of EIFCCOS – one of the six successful cluster model in Ethiopia which has benefitted of the support of the project ‘Phase 2 of the Technical Assistance for the Up-Grading of the Ethiopian Leather and Leather Products Industry’ operating in Addis Ababa. The project, financed by AICS, and implemented by (UNIDO) in partnership with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Leather Industry Development Institute (LIDI), the Federal Small and Medium Manufacturing Industry Development Agency (FeSMMIDA), so far has:
- helped 400 smes;
- employed about 3800 people
and will now let 170 SMEs use 30 high-quality machines thus improving and increasing the production of leather shoes.
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