Two million dinars has been allocated to train about 2,000 women in the textile sector, by virtue of an agreement between the Ministry of Tourism and Handicraft, and the Ministry of Women, Family and Children, said Director-General of the Textile and Carpet Technical Centre Taoufik Mediouni.
At the opening of a national conference organized by the sustainable development association in Sabkhet SÃ©joumi on the theme "Strengthening the foundations of development in the western region of Tunis governorate", MÃ©diouni added that 30 agreements of principle for capital credits of the Tunisian solidarity bank (BTS) will be granted to several women to enable them to launch projects in the craft sector.
He underlined that the ministry is preparing to develop a strategy over the 2016-2020 period based on four axes namely the development of skills, raw materials, research, innovation and the disposal of the traditional product.
He added that under the national programme for the promotion of the handicrafts sector due to be launched in October 2017, several reforms will be announced in addition to a change to be introduced in the laws and regulations on the handicrafts sector for its revival.
The official announced that a national conference on the promotion of the carpet sector would be held on 23 February.
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