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Italian-Mongolian Textile Technology Center

The Mongolian Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry and the Ministry of Economic Development of Italy have created a Letter of Intent on Cooperation in Textile Industry. On February 26, the Letter of Intent was signed by the Minister of Food, Agriculture
and Light Industry Ch.Ulaan, on the Mongolian side, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Italy to Mongolia, His Excellency Mr. Andrea De Felip, on the Italian side.

During the signing ceremony, Minister Ch.Ulaan expressed his gratitude to His Excellency De Felip for making efforts to strengthening bilateral cooperation in the areas of food, agriculture and light industry. The Letter of Intent provides legal background for establishing Italian-Mongolian Textile Technology Center in Mongolia, noted the Minister. By establishing the center, the Italian side will provide high technology textile equipment, train personnel, introduce know-how of textile industry and new technologies as well as improve management. Its aim is to accelerate the Mongolian textile industry development, and the manufacturing of technologically advanced textile products to be sold both on the domestic and international markets.

The Italian Party will assign the realization of the project to the Italian Trade Agency (ICE Agency) in collaboration with the National Association of Italian Manufacturers of Textile Machinery (ACIMIT).

The Mongolian Party will assign the execution of the project to the Mongolian Wool and Cashmere Association.

The terms and conditions for the implementation of the I-M TTC will be defined in subsequent executive arrangements between ICE Agency together with ACIMIT, on the one side, and the Mongolian Wool and Cashmere Association, on the other side.

The Italian Party designates International Polytechnics for the Industrial and Economic Development (P.I.S.I.E) as its technical expert tasked with planning and operationally following all the activities jointly decided by the Parties in the work programme.

Mongolia is rich with resources and raw materials in the agriculture and light industry sectors. Therefore, by adopting the best practices and technologies of Italy, Mongolia has full possibility to completely process its raw materials and export them to third markets, stated Ambassador De Felip. Since the time when the Embassy of Italy was established in Mongolia, two years ago, Ambassador Andrea De Felip has started talks on bilateral cooperation in the textile industry.

Mongolia provides a total of over 10 thousand tons of cashmere raw materials annually, including 9600 tons of cashmere, 1400 tons of camel wool and 120 tons of yak fiber. However, the country faces difficulties to process, manufacture and export end-products due to the underdevelopment of its transformation industry. Therefore, the Government of Mongolia adopted the ‘Cashmere’ program in 2018 and set goals to manufacture final products with up to 60 percent of total raw materials yearly produced in the country, also through increased capacity of spinning and full use of its current capacity.