MSMEDA launches first train­ing pro­gramme for SMEs in Dami­etta Fur­ni­ture City

The Daily News Egypt - - Business - By Hos­sam Mounir

The Mi­cro , Small, and Medium En­ter­prise De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (MSMEDA), formerly the So­cial Fund for De­vel­op­ment, an­nounced launch­ing the first spe­cialised train­ing pro­gramme for fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­tur­ers in Dami­etta Fur­ni­ture City (DFC).

Head of the MSMEDA Nevin Gamea said the train­ing pro­gramme comes within the de­vel­op­ment of the pro­duc­tion as­sem­blies project car­ried out by the au­thor­ity in co­op­er­a­tion with the African De­vel­op­ment Bank. It was fi­nanced by the Mid­dle East and North Africa Tran­si­tion Fund to pro­mote pro­duc­tion as­sem­blies , in­clud­ing work­shops and fur­ni­ture fac­to­ries in DFC.The project comes in the frame­work of the In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Strat­egy 2020 set by the Min­istry of Trade and In­dus­try, in line with the sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment strat­egy 2030.

Gamea pointed out that the train­ing pro­gramme is car­ried out in co­or­di­na­tion with Dami­etta gov­er­norate and Dami­etta Fur­ni­ture City Com­pany, as well as the Fed­er­a­tion of Egyp­tian In­dus­tries (FEI). The pro­gramme will ben­e­fit about 120 own­ers of small and medium en­ter­prises op­er­at­ing in the fur­ni­ture sec­tor.

She stressed that MSMEDA is keen on pro­vid­ing train­ing ser­vices for many in­dus­tries and crafts be­sides its fi­nan­cial ser­vices to im­prove the lo­cal pro­duc­tion and qual­ify it for com­pe­ti­tion.

The train­ing pro­gramme con­sists of five spe­cialised tech­ni­cal cour­ses, in­clud­ing fur­ni­ture de­sign, use/main­te­nance of mod­ern ma­chin­ery and equip­ment, mod­ern types of in­puts such as nat­u­ral/ in­dus­trial wood, mod­ern up­hol­stery, and mod­ern en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly paints.

The pro­gramme also in­cludes pre­par­ing Egyp­tian train­ers to re­place in­ter­na­tional ones, so as to con­tinue pro­vid­ing the pro­gram in the fu­ture.

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