Textile and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi on Thursday said the government has implemented various programmes to accelerate the development and modernization of the textile industry and to increase the demand in the domestic and international markets.
The minister told this while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of international textile sourcing show of South Asia, styled 'Intex South Asia’ at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the city.
He further said "the government is providing all sorts of policy supports to the private sector to run their business smoothly".
Worldex India Exhibition and Promotion Private organised the show.
Minister hoped that the combination of the country's economically viable workforce, advanced technology-based power and energy and skilled human resources will enable the textile sector to become more efficient and competitive.
"Through such international exhibitions and mutual cooperation, more possibilities of the textile sector will be unveiled," he added.
More than 120 companies from Bangladesh, India, Korea, China, Thailand, Singapore, UAE, Italy, USA, and several other countries are showcasing the latest offers for Bangladesh's textile and garment industry at the fair.
Among others, Secretary of the Indian Textiles Ministry Upendra Prasad Singh and Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan spoke inuring the inauguration function.