Iraq – Winter Festival activities start to support local production in Sulaymaniyah

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Location: Iraq – Kurdistan Region – the center of Sulaymaniyah Governorate

Language: Arabic

Duration: 00:04:10

Source: A24

Restrictions: A24 subscribers

Dateline: 2-2-2022

Storyline:

The Winter Festival activities were launched in the city of Sulaymaniyah with the participation of more than 100 companies, franchises and small projects to support and encourage local production and introduce national industries to visitors at competitive prices. The festival will last a week. In addition, it will display handicrafts throughout the year.

Shotlist:

– (Soundbite) Shaunam Muhammad, participant in the Festival:

“These winter and seasonal festivals are of special importance for young people because there is a job opportunity. Also, they display handicrafts and local industries as they are cheaper than the European market. Prices here are cheaper, and the festival give the chance to display handicrafts and local products.”

– (Soundbite) Jihan Reda, participant:

“I am urging the government from this place and all the officials in the country to pay attention to us and to continue holding exhibitions in all seasons throughout the year.”

– (Soundbite) Farhad Othman, participant:

“For international festivals and exhibitions, it is necessary to introduce products to the buyer and attract customers. In every festival, we make discounts on prices so that people know our goods. These exhibitions are necessary and serve the citizen.”

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