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Algeria, Turkey collaborate for a major textile centre

A big industrial centre for textiles is coming up at Tayal, on 250 hectares. Turkey is collaborating with Algeria on this venture. It will generate about 25,000 jobs. Tayal will be built in two stages. In the first stage, eight integrated plants, specialized in the manufacturing of denim fabric, netting and other types of fabrics as well as the making of shirts and jeans, will come up over an area of 100 hectares. It will be spread over a period of 36 months, and will see the construction of a business centre, a big training school, houses for the staff, showrooms and spaces for leisure.

In the second stage of the project, on the remaining 150 hectares, about 10 other plants, specialized in the production of household linen, clothing accessories and non-woven fabric, will be constructed. The North African country of Algeria is keen to revive its textile sector. Nearly 4,000 private units in the sector have disappeared due to a policy that favors the import of textiles in the country. The textile sector in Algeria currently only employs 15,000 workers, whereas it employed around 2,00,000 workers 20 years ago. The recovery plan wants the textile sector to register an annual growth rate of 10 per cent.