NNA - Minister of Industry, Imad Hoballah, on Wednesday discussed with a delegation representing "Berytech", headed by Engineer Maroun Shammas, a cooperation project between the Ministry of Industry, the Industrial Research Institute, and "Berytech", in the field of developing sustainable technological and knowledge programs.
Hoballah stressed the importance of these projects to motivate Lebanon’s educated youth to establish their own projects, create new job opportunities, enhance competitiveness, develop capabilities in institutions, build human skills, and work within specialized groups.
He focused on the need to enable people to make their investment choices — in any project — based on information and statistics, communication with markets and knowledge of their needs, evaluation of researches, and consequently activating and applying them to the industry.
“It is of paramount importance to issue some decisions and decrees in a bid to give incentives to research and development centers,” he added.
In turn, members of the delegation explained that some of the projects implemented by Berytech benefited the small and medium enterprises.
“The projects also involve some universities, as well as colleges of engineering, agriculture, science and software, in addition to research centers."