Manufacturing sector generates over 137 mln USD

The Ministry of Industry Announced that 137.7 million USD has been obtained from the manufacturing sector during the last six months. Ministry’s Corporate Communication Director Melaku Taye said the income was secured from textile and garment, leather and leather products, agro-processing, chemical and pharmaceutical sub-sectors. The amount obtained during the reported period surpassed that of last year’s same period by over 56.7 million USD, he added. Melaku further indicated that various activities are being carried out to increase export income through investment promotion, input supply, application of smooth and modern customs system, strengthening global and market ties. He also announced plan to obtain 471 million USD by the end of the budget year.
(The Ethiopian Herald)

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