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Institute striving to improve hides, skin quality

Published on November 24, 2016

The Leather Industry Development Institute said it would give due attention to improve the quality of leather products and the performance of the sector through utilizing advanced technology. The institute is tanning hides and skin applying Chromium Sulphate, Indian technology, to increase quality.

At a consultative meeting here yesterday, Institute Corporate Communication Director Berhanu Serjabo said the institute works in collaboration with higher learning institutions which provide training in leather sector to reduce shortage of skilled manpower. The institute started engaging graduates from the leather sector to work in factories, he added.

About 26.1 million USD has been earned from the export of hides and skin in the first quarter of this fiscal year though the target was 53.2 million USD , he said. Read more. Source | Ethiopian Herald