EU, UNDP and the State Agency on Vocational Education Procure Equipment to Support Azerbaijan’s Medical Masks Production during Coronavirus Pandemic

Photo: UNDP Azerbaijan

Baku, 4 August 2020 –  With European Union funds, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Agency on Vocational Education of Azerbaijan procured technical equipment to support medical face masks production in Azerbaijan during the coronavirus pandemic.

Two state-of-the-art ultrasonic mask welding machines and one ton of raw material were delivered to Baku through UNDP’s international supply chains and installed in the Baku State Vocational Education Centre on Tourism and Social Services.

A total of 85 people were hired. The mask production is already underway and operates 24/7 with the capacity of producing 100,000 masks per day. All masks produced are available in the city pharmacies.

This initiative is part of the “Support to the establishment of the Regional Industrial Vocational Education and Training (VET) Competence Centre in Ganja” project, funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP and the State Agency on Vocational Education with the aim to strengthen and modernise Azerbaijan’s vocational education and training system.

 

Media contact:

For media inquiries, please contact Dilara Umudova, Communications Officer for UNDP in Azerbaijan at dilara.umudova@undp.org.

Gulnara Bayramova, Press and Information Officer at the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan at gulnara.bayramova@eeas.europa.eu.

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