The four-day Dhaka International Textile and Garment Machinery Exhibition, DTG -2019, kicked off in the city’s International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) on Wednesday.
Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin formally inaugurated the fair.Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) and Hong Kong’s Yorkers Trade and Marketing Service Company Ltd are jointly organising the 16th edition of the fair to share business ideas and showcase latest technologies in the field of textile and garment machinery.
About 1,200 machinery manufacturing organizations from 37 countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the UK, the UAE and the USA are participating in the exhibition.
Terming the programme a benchmark for business community, FBCCI president said that Bangladesh is now drawing international attention and this kind of exposition is very important to showcase the country’s business ideas and products.
“Bangladesh is now in a transitional stage and this transformation is being reflected in various development activities as well as export oriented and labor intensive sectors like the textile and readymade garment (RMG) industries,” said the FBCCI president. “By developing themselves, they are developing the country’s capacity to compete in the international market,” he added.
The strong presence of large number of reputed local and foreign companies involved in the garment and textile machineries suppliers and manufacturing is a sign of progress and further potentials, he also said.
Textile industries have emerged as a strong backward linkage of our export oriented industries especially for the RMG sector. These industries are exporting their produces to international market meeting the local demands of 160 million people, he added.BTMA president Mohammad Ali Kokon said, “Now Bangladesh has achieved a top position in the global Textile Apparel trade. So, efforts are on to improve the quality and productivity thorough increasing the competitiveness.
A qualitative change in the clothing sector may open up avenues and provide enormous opportunities for market development and promotion that could be possible through introduction of state of art technology in production process. That is the object behind the this exposition,” said the BMTA president.
President of Yorker Trade and Machinery services Company Ltd Juda Wang, Vice-president of BKMEA Mansoor Ahmed also spoke on the occasion.
This exposition will continue till January 12.