Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Proposed garment cities can generate employment: PRGMEA
Proposed garment cities can generate employment: PRGMEA
16
Jul '13
The proposed garment cities have immense potential to create jobs with comparatively low investment and less energy needs, according to the Pakistan Readymade Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA).
 
At a meeting called to finalise recommendations for the establishment of the garment cities, PRGMEA executive committee was of the view that garment cities generate four times the employment at one-fourth of the energy consumption compared to other textile sectors.
 
Countries like Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia are grabbing a major share in global garment market, while Bangladesh and India are also preparing themselves to pick up greater share, the statement said.
 
The proposed garment cities at Lahore, Faisalabad and Sialkot would enable manufacturers to compete in various garment categories, the committee felt.
 
PRGMEA central chairman Sajid Saleem Minhas, who had recently met Punjab Chief Minister, said the government would provide land, road infrastructure and labour colonies for the proposed garment cities, while the manufacturers would have to build their own production units.
 
The PRGMEA executive committee suggested that garment cities be established at five new cities—Multan, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Rahimyar Khan and Jhelum—in addition to the three cities where the garment cities are proposed to be set up across Punjab province.
 
Mr. Minhas said the Pakistan Government should give top priority to obtaining the EU’s GSP plus status, as it would increase exports by more than US$ 500 million and create over 25,000 new jobs every year.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jun 2017

Zund unveils cradle feeder roll-feed system for fabrics

Zund Systemtechnik AG, Switzerland’s textile machinery firm that...

Textiles | On 22nd Jun 2017

Hpfabrics opening production facility in Forsyth County

Hpfabrics, manufacturer of raw fabrics, is opening a new production...

Courtesy: Napapijri

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jun 2017

Napapijri's Superlight Parka is free of fur and down

Napapijri has introduced the new Superlight Parka, a new lightweight...

Interviews View All

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
June 2017

June 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search