The government of Kyrgyzstan is considering adopting measures to solve the labour shortage problem in the textile and light industries.
The textile sector is one of the four largest industries in the country’s economy and ranks third in terms of exports. However, the situation in the industry has deteriorated in recent years mainly due to a lack of manpower.
According to Almash Zharkynbaeva, chairman of the Kyrgyz trade union, the average staffing level in the textile industry is estimated at 25% and continues to decline.
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