Sustainable packaging plan means McDonald’s and KFC wrapper firm to invest in new skills

A Northern Ireland based firm that makes wrappers for fast-food firms including McDonald’s and KFC is skilling up its workforce to make more “sustainable, recyclable packaging”.

Huhtamaki Foodservice Delta, which has plants in West Belfast and Antrim, is to invest over £2million in “skills development” at its local facilities.

Economy Minister, Diane Dodds, made the announcement yesterday.

The Minister said: “Skills development is not only vital for sustaining business competitiveness, but it is even more essential now as we support business recovery and revive the economy. I am committed to ensuring that skills is at the very heart of our economic recovery. I do see opportunity ahead, however, it is essential that our companies and labour market are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need for the journey ahead.

“Huhtamaki is well known globally for its pioneering manufacturing processes and has shown real adaptability during the pandemic by repurposing

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Assam to invest Rs 900 cr to set up skill development varsity


Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) The Assam government on Thursday decided to set up a Skill Development University at Mangaldoi with an investment of Rs 900 crore, Industry and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said after a cabinet meeting.

Patowary said that the state cabinet at a meeting, chaired by the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, has approved the Assam Skill Development University Bill which would facilitate the setting up of the university, first of its kind in the northeastern region.

“The Assam Government has tied up with Singapore based ITE Education Service, for setting up of the Skill Development University,” the minister told the media.

Around 100 bigha land (16 hectares) would be allotted at Mangaldoi in northern Assam to set up the varsity. The University Bill is likely to be tabled in the upcoming summer session of the Assam Assembly beginning from August 31.

Patowary said that

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