Plan for supporting businesswomen [Archives:2005/887/Business & Economy]

October 20 2005

The ministry of industry and trade intends to implement a plan for supporting presence of Yemeni businesswomen in Yemeni economic and trade life in more active form. Director of Woman Affairs at the ministry Wafaa Abdulah Awadh said in a press statement the plan the ministry is scheduled to carry out in phases aims at helping businesswomen to participate in investment in promising economic sectors and other sectors.

She added that programs of the plan include training of businesswomen on planning for establishment of projects, working out developmental plans and programs and raise their skill and making them acquire a number of administrative and public relations capabilities. She made it clear that the ministry was seeking for the foundation of a national entity special for businesswomen under the umbrella of the general union of chambers of commerce and industry and activation of businesswomen communicating, through that organization, with various relevant government parties and civil organizations such as customs and taxes, investment and workers union and others.

She pointed out that the ministry has put businesswomen among its priorities in the third five-year plan though preparation of a number of programs enhancing the woman role in general and the businesswomen in particular.