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Head, Business Processes Division,, 

Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
Tel : +91 44 2491 5238/2491 1386
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Ethiopian - Bench Marking-II

Bench Marking (Technology upgradation) Programme in Ethiopian Tanning Industry – Phase II

Based on the success achieved in the first phase of the Bench Marking Programme for the Technology upgradation of Tanning Sector in Ethiopia, the Goverment of Ethiopia through their Ministry of Industry has awarded another consultancy project to CSIR-CLRI for augmentation of efforts made in the first phase as well as to extending the programme to more number of tanneries. In the second phase, 11 tanneries were selected including the old seven tanneries involved in the I phase. The main objective of the second phase of the programme is  capacity building in the eleven tanneries leading to self-sustainability in terms of competence building in the areas of  research &  development, technical up gradation, Product & Quality standardization and productivity enhancement with system formulation and implementation  for production of finished leathers for export. The consultancy project has been commissioned with a total cost of US$ 9.2 Lakhs with involvement of 35 experts in the assigment over a period of six months.

 
3rd steering committee meeting photographs of the Bench Marking Project Phase II with the Ministry of Industries, H.E Tadesse Haile held on 22 July, 2011 to review the consolidated performance evaluation of all the 11 tanneries Dr.J.Raghava Rao, Scientist made a presentation

The project which commenced in the month of February, 2011 is underway and the benefits of interventions already being visible with the establishment of the Ethiopian Tanning Industry as a reliable suppliers of quality finished leathers in the International Market. Now many buyers have started booking orders for finished leathers and products. The tanneries have graduated into exporters of finished leathers and some tanneries have now stopped exporting semi-processed leathers. With the success achieved in building technological capabilities for the production of quality finished leathers for Global Market through the programme, the Government is planning to introduce duty for restricting the export of semi-processed crust leathers to reap fully the benefits from the success of the programme. There is overall appreciation for CSIR-CLRI for the success achieved which has resulted in the award of another contract for the Institute for the Twinning arrangment for capacity building in the Ethiopian Leather Institute, Leather Industries Development Institute (LIDI).

For Further Information Please Contact
Head, Business Processes Division,, 

Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
Tel : +91 44 2491 5238/2491 1386
Fax :+91 44 2491 5238/24911589  
e-mail : bpd@clri.res.in
           bpd@clri.res.in