9 February 2013

Eritrea: Arag Wood and Metal Works Striving to Meet Growing Local Demand

Asmara — The Administration of Arag Wood and Metal Works indicated that it is striving to meet growing local demand, the scope of which used to be confined around the Central region.

Mr. Costantinos Negash, the company manager, pointed out that it is engaged in the production of electricity poles, bus stop seats, trash bins, weaving machines, office equipment and glass products. He further disclosed that the company produced more than 2,000 weaving machines and 4,000 electricity poles over the past 2 years.

Accordingly, the company has organized training to needy nationals in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare, and provided job opportunity to the majority of them. It is also expected to expand the scope of production through introducing new machinery, securing better accommodation and ensuring more supply of raw materials.

Among the employees, Mr. Tsehaye Abraha, Mr. Gebregziabher Habtesilasie, Mr. Tedros Fisehaye and Ni'ema Abdelwasie expressed satisfaction with the basis the factory provides for teamwork and exchange of experience.

Established in 1993, Arag Wood and Metal Works employs 130 people and owns around 50 million Nakfa capital.

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