Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– A four-day ‘Dhaka International Textile and Garment Machinery Exhibition 2017 (DTG 2017)’ began in Dhaka on Thursday to create a common platform for facilitating the country’s apparel and clothing sector.
State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam formally inaugurated the 14th ‘DTG-2017’ exposition at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital Dhaka.
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.
The BTMA, Yorkers Trade and Marketing Service Co in Hong Kong and Chan Chao International Co in Taiwan are jointly organizing 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.
The countries are Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherland, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Vietnam and the United States.
‘DTG-2017’ can be an ideal forum for the suppliers of machinery and the buyers to make contact and source their desired plants, BTMA President Tapan Chowdhury said.
He also said local entrepreneurs will get opportunities to visit latest machinery and technologies at the fair.
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.”
Ever since its inception, the DTG has been renowned for its high turnout of international exhibitors and trade visitors. It is widely seen as a must-visit, leading textile and garment machinery fair in Bangladesh.