The Director General of the National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises at the Ministry of Local Governing discussed with representatives of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) prospects for cooperation to support small projects and entrepreneurship.

The Ministry of Local Governing explained on its Facebook page that the meeting focused on discussing the details of implementing business incubator projects and entrepreneurship centers in municipalities, and ways to strengthen the partnership between the German Corporation and the National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises, as well as reviewing the programs that were previously implemented, in addition to exchanging experiences, especially in the field of training and development of national cadres.

It added that the two sides also discussed ways to employ information and communications technology in this field, as well as agricultural incubators, including the development and localization of aquaculture. They discussed ways to exploit the expertise of the German Corporation in supporting these fields in line with the ministry’s vision and achieving its goals in diversifying sources of income, supporting and developing productive sectors, and sponsoring entrepreneurial initiatives.

The meeting reviewed the future vision of the National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises, discussed the extent of the possibilities of providing support in the fields of training and development for local and national cadres, and emphasized the importance of supporting small and medium enterprises and ensuring their sustainability in municipalities to strengthen the national economy and contribute to spatial development effectively.