Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Bangladesh gets Textile Technology Business Center
Bangladesh gets Textile Technology Business Center
28
May '14
A Textile Technology Business Center (TTBC), the first of its kind in Bangladesh, has been inaugurated by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Dhaka.
 
The TTBC has been set up by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), with support from the Embassy of the Netherlands and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
 
As a knowledge hub, one of the key roles of the TTBC, set up at the BGMEA Complex, Dhaka, will be to assist the textile industry in adopting resource efficiency measures including waste water and ground water management systems.
 
“The Netherlands aims to support the readymade garment industry of Bangladesh in becoming more sustainable and globally competitive. Bringing in cleaner production practices and technologies that significantly reduce water consumption and effluent, will make the sector more resource-efficient and more competitive,” said Netherlands Minister Lilianne Ploumen, according to a BGMEA statement. 
 
“Launching the TTBC is an important step towards a sustainable garment industry,” said BGMEA vice president Md. Shahidullah Azim.
 
Kyle Kelhofer, country manager of IFC Bangladesh, said supporting the TTBC is aligned to IFC’s commitment to the Bangladesh textiles sector to improve its environment sustainability.
 
The TTBC, which will become functional from June 15, 2014, will collect and distribute information on cleaner production, occupational health safety, water, sanitation and hygiene and effluent treatment plants. 
 
Gerben Sjoerd de Jong, Ambassador of the Netherlands in Bangladesh, Md. Moshiul Azam (Shajal) and Mr. Khandoker Rafiqul Islam, Directors of BGMEA were also present at the launching ceremony.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 4th May 2016

Ahead of FTA talks with China, Lanka worried about TPP

Even as Sri Lanka prepares for the third round of talks for a Free...

Textiles | On 4th May 2016

IMF predicts Asian growth to remain strong

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects growth in Asia and the...

Courtesy: GMAC Cambodia

Apparel/Garments | On 4th May 2016

Cambodia’s garment exports rise 13% in Q1

Garment and footwear exports from the Southeast Asian nation of...

Interviews View All

Mohit Shah
International Cotton Association

What is ICA's definition of 'safe trading environment'? How can the...

William T. Yanavitch II
Glatfelter

How big is the market for adult hygiene products currently? How is the...

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

How is the market for personalised prints on garment shaping up? What are...

Carlos Richer
Richer Investment

Mr. Carlos Richer is the Director of Richer Investment, Diaper Consulting...

Mr. Dave Hill
Technical Absorbents (TAL)

An honours graduate in Chemistry, Dave Hill began his career working for...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

<b><i>Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

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

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

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
April 2016

F2F Magazine

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


<%@ language="VBScript" %>
feedback
We would love to hear from you about your experience using the new interface. A quick review of yours would help us give you a better experience.
Advanced Search