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                 Many support actions are being carried out to increase investment in the sector of industry
The sector however has a few dozen companies, including soap factories, detergent, perfume and paint factories, and some pharmaceutical com- panies. Soap industry is the most dynamic of all and has various companies located nearby big cities. The “Complex Chimique Camerounais”, (CCC), a subsidiary of Fadil group, dominates the niche with a diversified production. The cement industry is dealt with in a chapter on buil- ding and public works (see below).
ENGINEERING AND METAL INDUSTRIES
In shipbuilding, Cameroon will now have a say. Actually, the Cameroon Industrial and Shipyard (CNC), which used to deal with repair only, took up the challenge of building ships in 2008. This is the achievement of an ambition declared in December
2003 by President Paul Biya who announced then that the time of major industrial projects had come.
TEXTILE AND LEATHER INDUSTRIES
Business in the sector provides about 4000 jobs and many handicraft workers, particularly in the field of leather; the “Cotonnière Industrielle du Cameroun” is the main textile company.
Founded in 1963, the company produces avera- gely 7500 tons of cotton yarn, 32 meters of gray fabric and 35 million meters of printed fabric; SOU- CAM, a subsidiary of CICAM, produces terry cloth intended primarily to export. Apart from handcraft, almost of the production of leather is exported.
Textile and leather industries suffer strong competition with imports of used clothes from Europe and America, and smuggling products from Nigeria and Asia.
 There are not more than 4000 jobs affordable in the textile sector
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