Home / Knowledge / News / Sri Lanka aims to become leather items manufacturing hub
Sri Lanka aims to become leather items manufacturing hub
01
Jun '12
The Government of Sri Lanka has initiated several steps to establish the country as a production hub for quality shoes and leather items.

Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas Devananda said that to upgrade these industries in lines with the Mahinda Chinthana vision for the future programme, the Government has introduced tax concession on import of machinery, equipment and raw materials.

Presenting the Minister's statement at a workshop, Ministry Secretary V Sivagnanasothy said the Government looks forward to contribution from the industrialists to strengthen the industry.

He said that in order to safeguard the domestic shoe industry, all shoe imports were subjected to a cess of LK Rs. 400 per pair.

Further, the Ceylon Industrial Development Board (IDB) and the Export Development Board (EDB) have jointly organized many exhibitions to boost the domestic shoe and leather items. More such exhibitions would be organized in future, he said.

He informed that in addition to the Common Service Centres, the Government has set up production centres in Vakarai, Batticaloa and Vathiry areas in the Jaffna district to achieve the goal of establishing Sri Lanka as manufacturing hub for shoes and leather items.

Moreover, the National Design Centre would develop innovative designs to help the domestic entrepreneurs, while efforts would also be made to enhance worker's skills in association with the Commonwealth Secretariat, he said.

The Secretary said that reducing production cost and use of most modern technology is a key for upgradation of the country's leather industry, which needs to be prioritized.

Industrialists should employ state-of-the-art technologies to improve the product quality to better compete with industry majors like China, Malaysia and India, he said.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

L-R Manish Singhai, COO, Peter England; Vinai Kumar Saxena, chairman, KVIC; Ashish Dikshit, business head, ABFRL and Anshu Sinha, CEO, KVIC while signing agreement. Courtesy: ABFRL

Textiles | On 24th May 2017

Aditya Birla & KVIC enter into a strategic partnership

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) and Khadi and Village...

Courtesy: Jabong

Apparel/Garments | On 24th May 2017

Jabong Mood Store redefines online shopping in India

Jabong, India's leading online fashion retailer, has launched the...

Textiles | On 24th May 2017

Starlinger unveils FX 8.0 circular loom for fabric making

Starlinger, a leading supplier of machinery for woven plastic...

Interviews View All

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

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

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

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

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:
May 2017

May 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