COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Nov. 7, 2011)—The Sri Lankan government has started an effort to boost the nation's rubber product manufacturing industry.
The government is seeking to develop a comprehensive database and to design, develop and conduct a pilot workforce survey of the rubber manufacturing industry in Sri Lanka. The government said it wants consultants who can develop appropriate methodologies tools and implementation plans.
Sri Lanka—one of the world's largest natural rubber producers—is a major manufacturer of fork-lift tires. Companies in the island nation also produce conveyor belts, dipped latex goods and other products.
The government reiterated the significance of rubber industry as a primary contributor to industrial development, export income generation and high-quality employment.