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Sustainable development of textile and garment sectors stressed

Published : 09 Aug 2021 09:48 PM

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun MP said sustainable development of the sector is needed to keep the textile and garment industry competitive in the global market. 

The Minister made the comment while speaking at a seminar on ‘Sustainable Fashion Textile Production Framework and its implementation in Bangladesh’ on Monday.

The seminar was presided over by Mohammad Sayem. BUFT Founding Chairman Muzaffar U Siddique, BGMEA President Faruk Hasan, BUFT Vice Chancellor Prof Dr SM Mahfuzur Rahman, BUFT Pro VC Prof Dr Iyub Nabi Khan and Head of Manchester Fashion Institute Liz Barnes took part in the discussion as special guests. Dr Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem moderated the session and presented the keynote address.

For that to happen, the environment should be improved in an environment friendly way. In order to become a developed country by 2041, the textile and readymade garments industry will be given maximum importance and all obstacles in this sector will be removed, Humayun added.

The Minister also said, through the wise leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the implementation of the announced incentive package, the manufacturing industry of Bangladesh has gradually begun to overcome the negative effects of Corona. 

The textile and readymade garments industry, Bangladesh's largest manufacturing industry, was somewhat hampered by exports in the early stages of the global corona epidemic, but is now recovering, he added.

The Industries Minister further said that sustainable development of textile and readymade garments industry is essential for us to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in 2030 and move to developed countries in 2041. We have to work together for this goal. Sustainable development in the region requires extensive research, as well as greater linkages between industry and academics.