The National Industry Promotion Authority, under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, intends to launch the Best National Product Award.
The Ministry has created a specialized committee to establish the foundations and standards according to the best local and international practices for such awards. These are represented in efficiency, competitiveness, quality, and their relationship to sustainable development, human health and safety, and social responsibility.
First ever local prize for industry
In an exclusive interview with Libya Herald, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals for Public Affairs, Production Affairs and Industrial Zones, Mustafa Al-Samu, said that this initiative is the first of its kind in Libya. It is to be supervised and implemented by the Ministry of Industry and Minerals through the National Industry Promotion Authority.
Idea inspired by visits of local factories
He explained that this initiative came after the visit of the Minister of Industry and Minerals, Ahmed Abu Hisa, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba, to some factories in the private sector. These were inaugurated and opened to be an addition to local industry that aims to revitalize the national economy, diversify sources of income, and employ the Libyan workforce for internal sufficiency and the export of surplus abroad.
Encourage local industrial competition
Al-Sumu added that the launch of the Best Local Product Award project stems from the vision and objectives of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, which contributes to industrial development and through the tasks entrusted to the National Industry Promotion Authority. This comes in the pursuit of this authority to provide an encouraging environment for various industries inside Libya and create the appropriate atmosphere for investment in local factories in all Libya. it is within the effort to create a spirit of competition in the local and global market, which will reflect positively on a Libyan product that competes at home and abroad according to international quality standards.
Al-Samu pointed out that the date of launching the award, its conditions, controls, and criteria, how to apply for it, and enter the competition to win it, will soon be determined during the coming period.
The award will become a positive mark on Libyan products locally and abroad
He hopes that the award will be a distinguishing and distinctive mark for any Libyan product that obtains it, which raises the percentage of confidence in the quality of Libyan products at home and abroad. This, he added, is what will make the award have a positive imprint placed on what is manufactured in Libya.
It will be recalled, however, and as published by Libya Herald, in November 2021 the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce had announced that it was launching an award for the best Libyan product. Nothing seems to have emerged since out of that Tripoli Chamber announcement.
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