10 trade bodies to get textile award

Desk Report: Bangladesh government will reward 10 trade bodies for their contribution to the country’s textile sector this year. The awards will be handed over to them at a National Textile Day programme in the capital Dhaka on December 12. Textile and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi announced the initiative to encourage institutions for their excellence in the industry.

“Ten organisations from the textile sector will be awarded on 12 January in a ceremony organised at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) marking the day,” Golam Dastagir said, noting the award is the recognition of their contribution to the expansion of the industry and its knowledge while expediting export growth. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the programme as chief guest. Commerce minister Tipu Munshi, state minister of labour and employment Begum Mannujan Sufian and chairperson of parliamentary standing committee on textiles and jute ministry Mirza Azam will be present as special guests.added Mr.Golam

The ten organisations selected for the award are – Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA), Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), Bangladesh Specialized Textile Mills and Power loom Industries Association (BSTMPIA), Bangladesh Cotton Association (BCA), Bangladesh Garment Buying House Association (BGBA), Bangladesh Terry Towel and Linen Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BTTLMA), Bangladesh Textile University (BUTEX), Bangladesh Garment Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMAE) and Bangladesh Weavers Associations (Tanti Samity)