SMEs in textile sector will be able to compete internationally

01 Apr 2012


The Joint Programme, implemented with the cooperation of UNDP, UNIDO and ILO, aims to increase the competitiveness of textile and apparel industry.

New Horizons - Established in line with the Millennium Development Goals, the Joint Programme, “MDGF-2067 Harnessing Sustainable Linkages for SMEs in Turkey’s Textile Sector,” is implemented by Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Unions under the cooperation of the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Industrial Development Organization and International Labor Organization.

Kahramanmaraş Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the regional coordinator, as well as the local executive of the Joint Programme. MDGF-2067 aims to increase the international competitivness of the SMEs in textile sector as they remain a part of the national and international value chains. Kahramanmaraş, Adıyaman, Gaziantep and Malatya are the pilot provinces of the Joint Programme.

It is expected that the wide-ranging activities of the Joint Programme, concentrated mainly in Kahramanmaraş, Adıyaman, Gaziantep and Malatya, raise the level of competitiveness of the textile and apparel industry, which is vital for the economic development of these provinces.