March 14, 2012
By the end of its current five year Industrial Development Strategy, Ethiopia is expecting to make about US$ 1 billion from textile exports, according to an expert.
Addressing a one day symposium titled 'Textile Industry and Its Prospects in Ethiopia', Sileshi Leema, Director General of the Textile Industry Development Institute, said Ethiopian Government is paying special attention to the textile sector pursuant to the five year plan.
He added that besides Government, other textile industry stakeholders, including investors are also working hard to boost textile items exports, which are likely to fetch revenue of US$ 1 billion during the plan period.
Mr. Azemraw Berhanu, Senior Expert with the Directorate of Cotton Ginning and Spinning, said Ethiopian cotton is recognized for its quality, but is faced with challenge of malpractices stretching right from the stage of production to exports.
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