Ministry of Economy and Industry receives donation – plastic recycling machine
Every company is very important to us. In Bulgaria, small and medium-sized enterprises account for 75% of employment and 58% of value added in the Bulgarian economy. This was said by Minister of Economy and Industry Bogdan Bogdanov during a meeting with Eng. Yonko Yosifov, manager of the company “HydroYonix”, which produces machinery and equipment for waste processing. Minister Bogdanov stressed that a priority in the work of the Ministry is to ensure a stable business environment and support for small and medium-sized companies.
“You are an example of a successful family business that creates jobs in smaller communities. You are focused on an important sector. Recycling is a priority in European policies”, Minister Bogdanov addressed Eng. Yossifov. Bogdanov also stressed that the role of small and medium-sized enterprises is important for increasing the competitiveness of the Bulgarian economy.
The Minister pointed out the opportunities for increasing exports that the Ministry of Industry and Trade provides to Bulgarian small and medium-sized companies through our Trade Representatives Abroad (STIV). “Our commercial attachés around the world are available to all companies in ordet to help them find partners and new markets,” Minister Bogdanov said.
He personally received a machine produced by the campaign – a compactor for unsorted waste, which will be placed in the building of the Ministry of Economy and Industry. The machine was donated by Eng. Yonko Yossifov, the company’s manager, and is designed for household waste such as aluminium beverage cans, plastic bottles, etc. The company “HydroJonix”, town of Perushtitsa, was also among the participants of the 87th Thessaloniki International Fair /TIF/, held in September, where the Ministry of Economy organized 60 Bulgarian companies to meet potential foreign partners.
Prior to the demonstration of the compactor for unsorted waste, Minister Bogdanov familiarized himself with the activities of the company and the future projects to belaunched. Issues related to finding employees and dual training were also discussed.