Twenty-two local clothing companies have been chosen to take part in a joint project between the Jordanian and Italian authorities to help small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) grow their businesses in national and international markets.

Under the JMODA project at the Garment Design and Training Services Center (GSC), the firms will receive specialised technical support and training.

"The selected companies will be provided with technical support to upgrade their capabilities to enable local manufacturers to export high quality products to the European markets," said GSC CEO Mrs Raghad Al Khoja.

Mario Sandri, project manager of JMODA, added: "The next step will be to bring in experts from Italy specialised in each of the products the selected companies manufacture."