Developing the Manufacturing Sector

The overall objective of manufacturing sector is to increase manufacturing sector share of GDP from less than 2% to at least 5% in 5 years. The focus will be on value addition to agricultural products through agro-processing, consumer and intermediate goods and high potential job creating industries. The specific policy actions will focus on (i) improving manufacturing infrastructure; (ii) improving the environment for manufacturing industrialization; (iii) establishing Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and Export Processing Zones (EPZ); (iv) providing finance to local entrepreneurs for manufacturing industrialization; (v) technical skills development; (vi) promoting manufacturing industries producing farm implements, schools materials and medical supplies and (vii) promoting the production of agricultural activities