Ambassador Dessie Dalkie visited Footwear Industrial Promotion Center promotion showroom and training center in Busan metropolitan after the project launching event.

Korean Agency’s $10mln Project to Support Local Footwear Industries

ADDIS ABABA – South Korea’s Busan Economic Promotion Agency (BEPA) is set to launch a $10 million capacity building project for the local footwear manufacturers in Ethiopia.

The agency signed an MoU with Ethiopian Ambassador to South Korea Dessie Dalkie at Busan metropolitan city to kick off the four-year project.

The Korean government granted $10 million to fund the project that aims to enhance the leather and leather products industry with particular focus on local footwear manufacturers, according to the Ethiopian embassy in Seoul.

The BEPA Footwear Industrial Promotion Center will provide assistance and training to workers, local footwear producers and officials to enhance competitiveness of the sector.

In his remarks at the event that kicked off the project, Ambassador Dessie extended his gratitude to Busan metropolitan city and BEPA for taking the initiative.

Such a project is critical to enhance the productivity and effectiveness of local footwear Industries in Ethiopia, the ambassador underlined.

At the end of the event, an MOU between the Ethiopian Embassy and the BEPA was signed to strengthen cooperation relations between South Korea and Ethiopia.

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