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Azam advises private sector to take lead in textile industries

DHAKA, July 17, 2017 (BSS) - The private sector has been advised to prepare new work plan for increasing competitiveness of textile industries.

"New work plan has to be prepared for the competitiveness of the textile industries and to make this sector sustainable," State Minister for Textile and Jute Mirza Azam said while addressing a view exchange meeting at secretariat here today

The meeting has been organised to share the experiences of the employees of the ministry and the stakeholders who took part in a textile fair titled, "Textiles India 2017" at Gandhinagar, Gujarat in India from June 30 to July 2.

Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) of India organised the event to showcase the entire range of Indian textile products.

Mirza Azam urged the leaders of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA), Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) to make a combined effort for taking the sector ahead and achieve the desired goal by 2021.

Secretary of the ministry M Haizur Rahman Chowdhury, Additional Secretary Krishna Bhattacharyya, Chairman of Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (BTMC) Brigadier General Mahbub Ahmed Zakaria were present, among others.