Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Prime Minister inaugurates garments export fair BATEXPO
Prime Minister inaugurates garments export fair BATEXPO
11
Oct '13
BATEXPO 2013, the country's largest garments export fair, kicked off on Thursday.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the annual three-day expo, hosted by Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, at Sonargaon Hotel.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged garment owners, manufacturers and workers to work together to protect the garment sector from the conspiracy, report agencies.

"Garment owners and workers have to maintain good relations. You have to look into the advantage and disadvantages of each others. The government is always ready to provide you all necessary support," she said Thursday.

Inaugurating this year's Bangladesh Textile Exposition (Batexpo-2013), the PM also assured the garment owners of considering their demands for reducing the Fee on Board (FOB), bank interest rate and provide tax facility for the industries in new garment village in Munshiganj.

Hasina said her government has started to set up garment village on 531 acres of land at Baushia in Munshiganj and the plots will be handed over to the entrepreneurs in phases.

She said newly constituted wage board for wage hike of the garment workers is working. She expressed the hope that the wage board will be able to announce a wage structure soon to be acceptable to both the owners and workers.

She also said usually the wage board for workers are constituted in every five years. But the government has constituted new wage board in only three years to provide more facilities to the garment workers.

Minister for Textiles and Jute Abdul Latif Siddiqui, LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Syed Ashraful Islam, Commerce Minister Ghulam Mohammad Qader, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Faruk Khan, Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan attended the function as the special guests at a city hotel.

BGMEA president and chairman of Batexpo organising committee Atiqul Islam, second vice president of BGMEA MA Mannan Kochi and acting first vice president of BGMEA Abdul Wahab, spoke, among others, on the occasion.

The PM also distributed Frontier Award and Young Entrepreneurs Awards among BGMEA members for their success in different categories including business promotion, compliance and promotion of women entrepreneurship.

She also handed over awards to different individuals for performing their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and service for development of the garment sector and welfare of the workers.

The Batexpo, organised by Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), gives the buyers, investors, partners and visitors from home and abroad the opportunity to have an idea about wide range of apparels and textiles produced by Bangladesh and provides atmosphere to local manufacturers to build lasting trade relations with international buyers.

The PM said a vested quarter is out to create obstacle on development of women. In many pleas they want to disrupt the progress of the garment sector. The government, workers and owners of the industries should remain united to foil their evil design and enhance productivity.


Must ReadView All

India's garment exports up 24.93% in September 2017

Textiles | On 16th Oct 2017

India's garment exports up 24.93% in September 2017

The exports of readymade garments from India in September 2017 was...

Low GST rate on zari will generate jobs for women: SRTEPC

Textiles | On 16th Oct 2017

Low GST rate on zari will generate jobs for women: SRTEPC

There will be a rise in the employment for women with the slash in...

Consumers may suffer if no assurance to EU workers in UK

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Oct 2017

Consumers may suffer if no assurance to EU workers in UK

Consumers may suffer if the British Government does not quickly offer ...

Interviews View All

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

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

October 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
76.9%
No
13.8%
Skip
9.2%

Total Votes: 65

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.5%
No
27.7%
Skip
10.8%

Total Votes: 65

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
84.6%
No
10.8%
Skip
4.6%

Total Votes: 65

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
73.8%
No
12.3%
Skip
13.8%

Total Votes: 65


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