Bangladesh Indenting Agents’ Association (BIAA) & LIMRA Trade Fairs & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. organized ‘Print Tech Bangladesh’, ‘Gartex Bangladesh’ and ‘Bangladesh Leather and Footwear Expo’ – at Dhaka’s International Convention Centre, Bashundhara, on July 27, 2018. Hon’ble Industry Minister Mr. Amir Hossain Amu was the Chief Guest of the event.
Opening the Exhibition, Industry Minister said Bangladesh’s apparel industry has fetched over US $ 30 billion during the recently-concluded 2017-18 fiscal. The readymade garments sector that consistently upholds over 82 per cent of Bangladesh’s total export volume, is the sector of highest importance to the government. Despite the negative propaganda against our readymade garments industry, export growth of this industry remains upward with earning of $30.61 billion in 2017-18 fiscal.Narrating the role of garments and leather sector in industrialisation and employment generation, he said that these two sectors have brought major changes in industrialisation, export earnings, increasing value addition of local products and employment generation. The government is also taking maximum care for the positive growth of these industries. The government has already implemented many compliance issues including workplace environment, security of workers, wage development, monitoring and law amendment which brought positive results, he said. “RMG sector is now fully compliant and leather sector is getting shape at the Savar leather industrial estate”, he said adding that efforts is going on for generating power from the solid waste from tannery estate.
BIAA president Mohammad Ayub Presided over while among others, Bangladesh Cotton Association president Mehedi Ali, Bogra Palli Unnyan Academy Director Md Nazrul Islam Khan, BGAPMEA president Md Abdul Kader Khan ,Bangladesh Sign Material and Machineries Importers Association president Hossain Mohammad Imran and Leather Engineers and Technology Society Bangladesh general secretary AKN Mushfiqur Rahman were also present on the occasion.
A total of 223 exhibitors from 13 countries are participating in the three fairs. The three-day long fair will end on Saturday were also present on the occasion.