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Glove making factory generating 7,000 jobs opens today

hand productA new factory which generates about 7,000 jobs for youth will be opened today at the Free Trade Zone in Koggala by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

 
The factory, which is manufacturing gloves, is opened parallel to President Maithripala Sirisena’s second year celebration in office. It has been set up in a land of 12 acres in the zone.

Premier Wickremesinghe as the Minister of Industry Development then in 1994 opened the Koggala Free Trade Zone on 14th June and this gloves manufacturing company will be set up there as its final project.

British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka James Derris, Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake, and the Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Chandima Weerakkodi will also participate.

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