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Irbid textile sector lacks skilled labor

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Chamber of Industry (ICI) revealed recently that last year the Irbid Governorate exported US $526.8 million worth of products, representing year-on-year growth of nearly 21.5 percent.

However, experts warn that the number of textile and garment factories has reduced over past couple of years, which can adversely affect overall exports in future.

Textile industry is also struggling to cope against competition from not only India and china but also nearby countries like Egypt that offer cheaper labor and production cost.

Encouraging export statistics in 2006 should not act as a pretense for problems of inadequate skilled labor and high production costs.


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