Costume, sewing industry to be nationalized

Costume, sewing industry to be nationalized
Updated 16 September 2012

Costume, sewing industry to be nationalized

Costume, sewing industry to be nationalized

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor will early next year launch its mega project of nationalizing the costume and sewing industry (Kisa) to substitute foreign manpower with qualified Saudi men and women, local daily Al-Madinah reported yesterday quoting informed ministry sources.
The sources expected the new project to provide more than 30,000 jobs in costume designing and dress sewing in the currently existing 20,000 textile factories and sewing workshops.
They said the project was aimed at bringing international technologies and expertise to the Kingdom to become one of the leading countries in fashion and costume manufacturing.
According to the sources, institutes and academies will be established to train Saudis in sewing and fashion designing. They said international experts and instructors would be recruited to teach in these institutes and to transfer know-how.
In preparation for the move, assistant undersecretary in the Ministry for Development, Fahd Al-Tikhaifi, held a meeting to set the stage for the launch of the Kisa project.