Globally we are passing a very hard time which was not observed in our life time ever. More or less every industry is suffering. Textile industry is the main earning source of Bangladesh economy and large portion of our population is directly involved in this industry. Textile Focus editor M A Islam Riyadh talked different businessman, stakeholders regarding their observation and planning during the pandemic situation. Key discussion points are mentioned individually-
We have to sit together with all stake holder of the industry and make a roadmap how we can overcome this situation
Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan Pro Vice Chancellor, BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology
We will have to face the reality with courage and proper strategy. The crisis which we are facing is new for us and we did not know about the situation. So, we have to try our best for survival. In respect of industry scenario many people will become jobless and there will be an economic crisis. We have to sit together with all stake holder of the industry and make a roadmap how we can overcome this situation. For the years we have built our industry in a height, so we have to utilize the experience and capabilities to face this crisis period. It’s true that the global scenario if textile industry is very bad due to COVID-19 pandemic, but this situation will be changed soon, I believe. Already our industry is running with some orders and there will be some orders in the coming days. Manufacturing medical safety equipment i.e PPE, Mask, Head cover, shoe cover, Hand gloves etc. is a window of new business for us and we are also getting some orders which will be a regular item in the coming days.
The situation of COVID-19 is improving in European countries and people are coming out from home also stores are opening. So, we may hope to get some orders in coming day. The more important thing is now how we can handle the coming days with our partners and buyers. The more strategically we can handle them the more we will be benefited. We have make stronger Ethical Business Practices in our industry. Medical Textile can be a blessing for our industry. We have to be focused on coming day rather than passing days with grief.