The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed last Friday in Tunis, an agreement, the third of its kind, designed to improve quality and productivity in the industrial sector.
Nearly 100 companies will benefit from this agreement, which aims to train Tunisian experts in the field of quality and productivity.
These companies operate in the sectors of food industries, electrical and mechanical industries, packaging and textiles.
The agreement signed with JICA aims to disseminate the principles of quality improvement and productivity in higher education institutions.
The agreement, whose implementation extends over four years, focuses on the development of a detailed action plan for dissemination of these principles at the national level in order to implement a regional program to strengthen Tunisian-African cooperation through the organization of training sessions for African experts in the field of improving the quality and productivity provided by Tunisian experts.
This program is part of the implementation of the recommendations of the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development “TICAD III” (held in 2013 in the Japanese city of Yokohama), during which Tunisia was selected among countries that will house human resources development centers in the industrial sector at the African level.
The first program provided technical support to about 27 companies operating in the sector of food and electrical industries, while the second has targeted 64 companies operating in electrical and mechanical industries and packaging.