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BGMEA President meets Textiles and Jute Minister to discuss further development of textile sector

Faruque Hassan, President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) held a meeting with Jahangir Kabir Nanak, MP, Minister of Textiles and Jute at the secretariat in Dhaka on February 14.

They had discussions concerning issues related to the development of the apparel and textile industry in Bangladesh, with a particular focus on enhancing the capacity of the local textile industry in the production of non-cotton yarn and fabrics.

Their conversations also encompassed exploring opportunities and strategies to enhance value addition in the RMG sector by using yarn and fabrics manufactured by local textile mills.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan apprised the Minister of the RMG industry’s special emphasis on producing value-added garments based on man-made fibers to meet the increasing demand in the global market.

The gradual shift towards non-cotton products has led to increase in demand for yarn and fabrics, he said, adding that the local textile sector could meet this demand by developing its capabilities.

This, in turn, would contribute to an enhanced value addition to garments.

President Faruque Hassan highlighted the industry’s ongoing transition towards sustainability and circularity, aligning with global business trends.

He stressed the need for exploring the potential of manufacturing fabrics from jute, aligning with the growing demand for eco-friendly apparel in the global market.

He sought the support of Textiles and Jute Ministry in paving the way for research on making fabrics from sustainable materials like jute and bamboo.

He also mentioned BGMEA’s ongoing efforts to promote development of high-value fashionable garments using locally produced heritage fabrics like Muslin, Jamdani, Khadi and link them to the export market.

Faruque Hassan urged the government to ensure a continuous and smooth gas supply to all export-oriented industries, including RMG and textiles, to facilitate seamless production.

The meeting was also attended by BGMEA Director Barrister Vidiya Amrit Khan and Shams Mahmud, Chair of BGMEA Standing Committee on Foreign Mission Cell.

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