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Work progress in 2017 at SEZ in Tripoli


The Special Economic Zone in Tripoli completed an overview of its main achievements and studies during 2017 in preparation for the launch of work at SEZ. The report noted the following accomplishments: Finalizing the ‘gap analysis between the skills needed for Tripoli Special Economic Zone and the vocational trainings and university courses in Tripoli’ survey in December 2017 through a donation from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); completing a research study in collaboration with UNDP on potential employment opportunities by SEZ, and conducting a skills gap analysis to assess the ability of available workforce in Tripoli and the North to meet investors’ needs. The report also mentioned that the International Labor Organization (ILO) will ensure a safe and appropriate working environment for future employees and workers at the Special Economic Zone, and shall, to this end, carry out an evaluation and review of SEZ current regulations, in addition to developing a social safety net for its staff. The report further noted that in December, 2017, the council of ministers allocated USD 15 million to finance part of SEZ infrastructure work, adding that SEZ administration is currently negotiating with the World Bank to provide the remaining USD 40 million needed to complete the work. (For the full report, kindly visit the following link: : Al Mustaqbal, Al Diyar, January 5, 2018

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