Written by Bella Dalima
05 Feb, 2015 | 7:11 pm
Sri Lanka has called on the UN for direct, wider engagement in its industry sector for the first time.
UN’s apex industrial body United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, responded its support and commitment to the new government. It announced six new industrial projects for the country during a meeting held at the premises of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
The discussion got underway with the participation of Director General of UNIDO, Li Yong.
Minister of Industry and Commerce , Rishad Bathiyutheen said that the experiences of the developing countries have shown that development aid alone is not adequate: that manufacturing also played a crucial role in development. It is time that Sri Lanka receives a fully-fledged country office of the UNIDO, with the 100-day programme of the newly-elected president being implemented with the strong emphasis on support for industry and business. Implementing a strong country office will send a strong signal to the industry and export sectors.
Director General of UNIDO, Ling Yong stated that the UNIDO will continue the good relationships which it had kept for a long time and will try to support the new government to promote industrial development.
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