Dhaka, Wednesday, 14 April 2021

4-day long Textile Machinery Exhibition starts in Dhaka

4-day long Textile Machinery Exhibition starts in Dhaka

Apparel Report: A four-day Dhaka International Textile and Garment Machinery Exhibition-2017 (DTG-2017) began in Dhaka on 23 Feb, Thursday, showcasing a wide variety of state-of-the-art textile and garment technologies, machinery and parts.

State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam formally inaugurated the 14th DTG-2017 exposition at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).

Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) president Tapan Chowdhury, its vice president Hossain Mehmood and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) vice president Mansoor Ahmed, among others, were present at the inaugural ceremony.

BTMA, Yorkers Trade and Marketing Service Co in Hong Kong and Chan Chao International Co in Taiwan have jointly organised the fair. More than 1,000 companies from 33 countries are taking part in the exposition with their garment and textile machinery and technologies.

The companies include: Barudan, CTMTC, Fong’s, Groz-Beckert, Karl Mayer, LMW, Loepfe Graf, Lonati, M&R, Oerlikon, Pai Lung, Picanol, Rieter, Santoni, Shima Seiki, Stall, Tajima, Terrot, Thies, Toyata, Zimmer and Truetzschler.

In his written speech, BTMA president Tapan Chowdhury said DTG-2017 can be an ideal forum for the suppliers of machinery and the buyers to make contact and source their desired plants.

Local entrepreneurs will get opportunities to visit latest machinery and technologies at the fair, he added.

Bangladesh is gradually becoming an attractive destination for sourcing textiles and apparels by foreign buyers. "The globally-renowned apparel retailers are looking at our country to be a preferred source for apparel supply," he added.

Mr Chowdhury also said Bangladesh aims to increase the volume of its ready-made garment exports to US$ 50 billion by 2021. "We have to turn this ambition into reality through well-designed and co-oriented approaches towards investment and other business initiatives," he said.