NGO working to build textile factory for Roma employees in Turkey
KOCAELİ - Anadolu AgencyRoma People Confederation of Turkey head Ahmet Çokyaşar said the organization is working to build a textile factory to employ Roma people in the northwestern province of Kocaeli in cooperation with authorities.
Çokyaşar said a project aiming to remove obstacles before the employment of Roma people in Kocaeli was about to be finalized at a meeting in Kocaeli.
The project was undertaken with the support of the Development Ministry, the Eastern Marmara Development Agency and the Kocaeli Roma People Associations’ Federation.
Saying one of the biggest problems of the Roma people was unemployment, Çokyaşar noted the project was aimed at seeking solutions to this problem.
“We are now working to establish a textile factory in which 150-200 new jobs will be created for Roma people in Kocaeli. With the support of the Development Ministry, we’ll break new ground and use our own sources. The construction of the factory will cost around 2.5 million Turkish Liras, some of which has already been secured. The factory products will also be marketed by Roma people,” he said.