The whole world has been suffering a lot from the COVID-19 pandemic. Every sector of the industry has been affected. The textile industry is the main remittance earning source for Bangladesh. This industry has been affected a lot due to lockdown everywhere and a shortage of orders. As everywhere vaccination has been started and the COVID-19 infection situation is better now. Fortunately, Bangladesh is receiving plenty of orders now. Team Textile Focus talked with industry stakeholders to know about their present business scenario Md. Azahar Khan, Chairman, Mithela Group and Director, BTMA shared his views-
Now that foreign buyers are heading to Bangladesh. We need to strengthen the backward linkage. I would urge everyone who comes to do business in this industry to build eco-friendly factories. We must always be vigilant so that the environment is not harmed. Since such factories that harm the environment are slowly closing down in China,
if we can increase the number of eco-friendly factories in Bangladesh, we can gain Buyer’s reliance. Due to the Russia-Ukraine war, buyers are placing the order a little slower, but I hope that in 2022, Bangladesh’s garment and textile industry will be much better. Everything is possible if there is uninterrupted supply of gas and electricity in the textile sector.
We are self-sufficient in electricity but we have some locks in gas. To the buyers, the textile industry means those who make the fabric for their supplier. If we can ensure smooth gas supply, we can be tier 1 supplier. If Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gives her concern for uninterrupted gas supply to the textile industry, then we will be able to stand tall in the textile sector in the world.