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BGMEA urges Spanish investment in non-cotton textiles

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  • 25 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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BGMEA urges Spanish investment in non-cotton textiles
Spain Ambassador to Bangladesh Francisco de Asís Benítez Salas presents a bouquet to BGMEA President Faruque Hassan during a courtesy call at the latter’s office in Dhaka on Tuesday.

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Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has sought the support from Spanish investment in non-cotton and technical textiles and high-end apparel items.

BGMEA president Faruque Hassan made the request to Ambassador of Spain to Bangladesh, Francisco de Asís Benítez Salas, during a courtesy call at the latter’s office in Dhaka on August 24.

BGMEA vice president Shahidullah Azim also attended the meeting.

They also discussed about the issues related to the readymade garment industry in Bangladesh, including its progress in the areas of workplace safety, social and environmental sustainability.

Bangladesh is proud to have the highest number of green garment factories in world and more factories are in the process of achieving LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from US Green Building Council (USGBC).

The BGMEA president apprised the envoy of the priorities of Bangladesh RMG industry. He said the country’s RMG industry is especially giving more focus on production of valued-added apparel items made from man-made fibre (MMF) and innovation in product development and process optimization.

The meeting also highlighted the future potentials of the industry and the need for industry’s upgradation particularly in the areas of skills and efficiency enhancement, technological expertise, and diversification of products (especially non-cotton).

BGMEA president also sought support and cooperation from the Spanish government through extension of transition period for smoother graduation from the least development countries (LDCs.) The Ambassador of Spain lauded the progress of the apparel industry of Bangladesh during the meeting.