Engr. Md. Aminul Islam, Managing Director of Dara Technology (BD) Ltd., is a successful textile engineer. Mr. Aminul passed Diploma in Textile Engineering from Tangail Textile Institute and completed B.Sc in Textile Engineering from City University. He has working experience in different textile factories and educational institutes. He is a successful organizer. He is the Vice President of last Association of Textile Engineer`s & Technologist (ATET) committee, President of Textile Engineers Alumni Association of City University (TEAACU) and Ex-President of Ex-Student Association of Tangail Textile Institute (ESATTI). Recently Mr. Aminul declared himself as President Candidate of ATET upcoming election to be held on September 2017. Textile Focus editor M A Islam Riyadh talked with Mr. Aminul in different issues of textile business and his plan for ATET. Some of the key discussion has be published for our readers.
Textile Focus: What is your observation regarding the activities of ATET?
Mr. Aminul: ATET is working for the professionals of the textile industry. From the first day of ATET forming it is working as a development partner of the textile engineers. It is gradually growing and moving forward. We are open to be a partner for any sustainable development of the industry. ATET organizes different events related to the textile engineers and textile industry. ATET works for all textile engineers to work to make them highly developed in Textile sector & maintain a high standard of unity, mutual co-operation & goodwill among the members of the association. Being Vice President of last ATET Central Executive Committee we took a lot of initiatives for the betterment of the textile engineers. To continue some development activities I have a pressure from our community to go for election. As you know it’s fully a voluntary association here everybody works for the best.
Textile Focus: You are doing textile machineries trading business for a long time. How do you see the technological development of machineries in textile industry?
Mr. Aminul: We are living in the age of technological advancement. Now each and every company has their Research & Development (R&D) unit where continuous R&D is going on. In Bangladesh the owner of the textile industry are very conscious about the latest technology. Once there is time the owner did not concentrate at the high value textile machineries. But the situation has been changed and textile machinery business has become very competitive. Factory owner now a days are ready to invest more capital for latest technology and they regularly send their technical team in different training, seminar and exhibition to keep them updated technology. Textile machinery market had been expanded more as the industry is expanding.
Textile Focus: What are the reason to be associated with professional bodies like ATET, TEAACU and ESATTI?
Mr. Aminul: As you know I am in the textile industry for long time with real track experience. In my way of professional life I had to face a lot of difficulties and challenges. I think I should share those challenges and way out with the textile community. Also as a textile engineer I think I have some social and professional responsibility. To be associated professional bodies will help me to exchange my experience and fulfill my social and professional responsibilities.
Textile Focus: What is your vision for ATET as you are president candidate for upcoming election?
Mr. Aminul: We have already declared agenda from our panel some of the key issues are-
- We will reach all textile engineers for unity and well organized association by coordinating all senior and juniors under one roof and work together.
- We will honor those seniors who played a vital role for Textile Diploma and B. Sc. Engineering degree.
- We will do the necessary adjustment of the constitution with all’s active recommendation.
- We will work to establish active participation in government policy level meeting regarding textile issue also ensure participation of textile engineers in local and international meetings, seminars, conference etc.
- We will actively work for open BCS cadre for textile engineers.
- Our movement will be for reducing foreign employees working in textile industry.
- We will work to establish one Textile Research Center to ensure “Skill Hand- Strong Economy, Strong Bangladesh”.
- We will work for land allocation for ATET office.
Textile Focus: Thank you.