Rome, 1 December. (askanews) – Libya “cannot be represented on the issue of immigration only,” because it is a country that is trying to make a comeback despite the political instability, and “we have to invest and create hot spots for work, because to disarm the boys, you have to create work.” This is convinced by Gianfranco Damiano, President of the Italian-Libyan Chamber of Commerce, who has never stopped working in the country in recent years, not even during the most heated phases of the conflict, given its recovery.
“There is no shortage of opportunities, the country must resume and climate change” compared to previous years, Damiano said in a phone call via Askanews in Tripoli where he will participate next weekend in the oil, gas and renewable energy exhibition. He stressed that Italians in Libya are “always loved and there are many requests”, but “companies are hindered by the fact that Libya is considered a vulnerable country,” noting that he spends a large part of the year in Libya. He believes in the “manageable now” situation.
The President of the Chamber of Commerce admitted that the difficulties of recent years “have made Italian companies lose some opportunities, especially with regard to relations with companies, because in order to have a market in which you have to stay, you have to preside over it.” And although there is no shortage of Italian presence and “the search for the Italian product”, today in Libya “there are Turkish, Spanish, English and French companies that have more flexibility and have more support from their governments”.
For this reason, Damiano added, we must “pay more attention to Libya which can not only be represented by the migration issue”, but “coordination is a guide for economic investment in various sectors”.
“I would like the new government to undertake small projects, not a big plan, and perhaps choose a sector, and form a work team of entrepreneurs, to create hot spots of work in Libya,” is the desire of the President of the Italian-Libya Chamber of Commerce, which has focused in particular in recent years It is divided into three sectors: maintenance, recovery, agricultural and then fishing.
“Task teams can be created for the horizontal development of the various sectors, to collect more skills, to establish supply chains. Once the reconstruction begins, there will also be a great demand for the labor force in Libya, which will then need to ensure training in order to obtain A specialized workforce.
The President of the Chamber of Commerce was keen to point out that “the Libyan market is complementary to our market,” explaining that “Libyans often say:“ You Italians do not realize that we are your garden and you do not take care of your garden. future, Libya can act as a bridge to the continent.” (by Simona Salvi)