Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan arrives to attend a Cabinet meeting in Beirut, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The United Nations has provided Lebanese industrialists with equipment, technical training and all forms of support to improve production, a senior UNIDO official said Tuesday.The project, which was introduced in 2014, developed by UNIDO and funded by the Japanese government, aims to support the Lebanese government's efforts to improve the competitiveness of certain enterprises and help integrate them into global markets.According to UNIDO representative in Lebanon Cristiano Pasino, Lebanon's SME and industrial sector was gravely affected by the Syrian crisis because the country relies heavily on exports through its neighbor.Highlighting the outcomes of the project, Pierotti said that the MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises in the industrial sectors targeted were provided with upgrades to increase their competitiveness and capacities to face the effects of the Syrian crisis head-on.Yamanaka stressed that the Japanese government had devised a plan to help industrialists cope with difficult economic conditions, and voiced his confidence that small and medium enterprises in Lebanon would develop their capacities and in turn prop up Lebanon's economy.For his part, Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan said he believed that the industrial and agricultural sectors had the experience necessary to succeed, adding that financing was not an issue as banks had the liquidity to support the two sectors.
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