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A&E delegation meets BGMEA chief

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  • 23 March, 2023 12:00 AM
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A&E delegation meets BGMEA chief

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A delegation of American & Efird (A&E) led by its Managing Director Angelo Leanage called on president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Faruque Hassan.

Deputy Managing Director of A&E Bangladesh Syed Arefin and Director- GRS Asia Region H.S.M. Iftekhar Husain were also present at the meeting on Wednesday.

They discussed various issues related to the ready made garment industry, including the present situation of the sector, global market demand and trends, current challenges and opportunities.

They also had discussions about potential collaboration between BGMEA and A&E to support the industry’s transition towards manufacturing value-added apparels garments, especially man-made fibre based garments.

Highlighting the industry’s increased focus on product diversification to secure sustainable growth, BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said that Bangladeshi garment factories were opting for value-added products while investing in technology upgradation to enhance efficiency and productivity.

As a manufacturer and distributor of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, A&E could expand its business in Bangladesh and strengthen partnership with the garment companies, he added. “We are happy to know that A&E has expanded its manufacturing footprint in Chittagong that will help to

cater more to the needs of the apparel sectors. We hope A&E will bring more quality products for the garment factories that will increase efficiency in the production process,” BGMEA chief said.

Faruque Hassan urged the A&E to encourage the buyers it works with to source apparels from Bangladesh.