Saturday 29 February, 2020

VIDEO: Industry Minister says manufacturing policy coming

Industry Minister, Ronald Toppin
(File Photo)

Industry Minister, Ronald Toppin (File Photo)

Industry and International Business Minister Ronald Toppin, has announced in this financial year a policy will be prepared geared towards addressing the concerns and needs of those in the industry.

Assuring manufacturers and the public at large about that the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) government is "taking the manufacturing sector very, very, seriously," the Minister said that the National Industrial Policy is coming.

He said that the policy is in direct response to a plea from players in the industry. "Manufacturers have been crying out for a number of years now for some help," he reiterated.

Speaking after touring BMEX 2019, the Minister noted there has been a noticeable decline in the sector over the last decade and the plan is to halt this slip.

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