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Bolivia's El Alto to get innovation centers for textiles
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Oct '13
The municipal government of the Bolivian city of El Alto has entered into an agreement with the country’s decentralized agency Pro-Bolivia under the Ministry of Productive Development and Plural Economy, and the University of San Andres (UMSA), for the construction of new innovation and research centers in order to produce various goods, including textiles.
 
According to a statement issued by the municipal government of El Alto, the Production Innovation Centers (CIPs) would be set up with an investment of 6 billion Bolivian bolivianos, which would be funded by the European Union (EU), through Pro-Bolivia.
 
Mr. Oswaldo Teran, representative of UMSA, said the agreement with Pro-Bolivia is vital as through the agreement several projects would be initiated, especially in the field of textiles. 
 
It is very important to promote these sectors as they are labor intensive and require significant new innovations as well as research, and it is necessary to provide technical assistance to all the entrepreneurs involved in these sectors, in order to increase production, he added.
 
Mr. Oscar Alcarez, CEO of Pro-Bolivia, said the agency has entered into similar agreements in various other regions in the country and would be creating 7 other CIPs throughout Bolivia.
 
Pro-Bolivia is proud to be associated with the municipality of El Alto city and construct the first CIPs in the region, which has many entrepreneurs and skilled craftsmen, he added.
 
The government of El Alto has already provided 1,250 sq m of land for the construction of the CIPs, which is expected to be completed by the second half of 2014, and the UMSA would be providing with research specialists and teachers who would be assisting in the innovation centers.
 
The types of courses that would be available in these research centers would be developed on the basis of the needs of the textile producers, with an objective to improve production.
 

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