Nicaraguan Textile Industry Foresees Recovery in 2010

The sector expects to create 6.000 jobs this year, as well as increased orders from international markets.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Dean García is the president of the Nicaraguan Textile Industry Association (Anitec). He identifies two key elements in this recovery: improvement in the U.S. economy and new markets like the European Union and Canada.

"When asked about new investments, García assured that 11 projects could become a reality this year. These include Korean and U.S. companies", reported

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