| 150 Kibbutz Enterprises participate in programs of the
The Chief Scientist of the Economics Ministry, Avi Hasson and members of his
staff, were guests of the Kibbutz Industries Association and visited a number
of kibbutz enterprises in the Galilee: Huliot, Sde Nehemia, Plasan, Sasa and
The impressive developments of kibbutz industrial enterprises were presented
during the tour, achieved in part, thanks to the support of the Chief Scientist.
The Head of technology at the Kibbutz Industries Association, Nehemiah Hen,
stated during the tour that the number of kibbutz enterprises that participated
in R & D programs supported by the Chief Scientist jumped from less than 10
plants in 2006 to nearly 150 enterprises today. Nearly all significant kibbutz
enterprises participated in at least one R & D program.
Paul Steiner, CEO of ' Huliot', stressed the large contribution and support of
the Chief Scientist for the development of new products. He stated that the R
& D program is the most important and most significant of all government
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"Ronnie Hasid - Spokesperson and Public Relations "