A GARMENT and textile training centre will be set up in Manus province with K600,000 funding from the Department of Commerce and Industry.
About K500,000 will be used for building a main training centre in Lorengau, which will cater for women and youths within the Lorengau urban LLG.
The remaining K100,000 will be shared by Sirrah ward in the Nali Penabu LLG and Lelemadih Bupi Chupeu LLG.
The Manus provincial government is behind the project and its governor, Michael Sapau, said it would benefit all because sewing was an activity for both women and men.
Meanwhile, Commerce and Industry deputy secretary, Ignatius Kadiko who was present at the occasion said more training centres would be set up in the province.
“When we have our own garment and textile industry the cost of clothes will be reduced,” he added.