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Border blockade affects operations of garment units
Feb '10
The Sandanski and Petrich regions of Southwestern Bulgaria are facing challenges in receiving tailoring materials, due to border barrier. Around 8,000 people work in garment manufacturing units of this region, but currently, these units are operating only at 50 percent of their capacity.

These units purchase garment inputs such as fabric, threads and other accessory materials, from the Greek city of Thessaloniki. The units have to purchase these materials at least two times in a week.

The supplying firms are waiting for the border blockade to be lifted which would allow trucks carrying raw material carriers to cross the border, as due to this blockade the trucks need to travel almost three times extra than required to reach their destination.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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