India offers Egypt textile vocational centre

29-08-2016 11:57 AM

Mary Fikry-Antoun Milad


One of Egypt’s largest vocational textile training centres, upgraded with latest technologies using the USD1 million support from India, was recently opened by India’s ambassador to Cairo.

“Egypt was identified by India as one of the countries for setting up of a Vocational Training Centre (VTC) at the India-Africa Forum Summit with an outlay of USD 1 million,” a statement released by the Indian Embassy said.

The opening ceremony of the upgraded Vocational Training Centre on Textiles in Shubral-Kheima, Cairo, was attended by Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya along with Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil and Sahar Nasr, Minister of International Cooperation.

The centre, one of the largest in Egypt, has been upgraded in the field of spinning, weaving, dyeing and printing and will offer several courses in electrical, mechanical, energy and textile sectors.

The VTC trains an average 350 students each year.

The project was implemented by India’s National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), which will also provide consultancy for the operations of VTC for the next three years.

Egypt, sensing its need to upgrade its textile sector, had asked India for the project.

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