Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Sri Lankan FM proposes textile cluster in budget 2017
Sri Lankan FM proposes textile cluster in budget 2017
22
Nov '16
Sri Lanka's budget 2017 that focuses on strengthening the country's economy lists out multiple benefits for the apparel and textile sector. Presenting the budget, finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that the government has proposed the formation of a textile cluster to include sizing, dyeing and finishing units by the private sector.

The government will support the formation of a textile cluster by providing investment relief to businesses that will invest in this venture and will also provide adequate space to save close to $2,000 million per annum. While the apparel and textile industry of Sri Lanka exported products worth $4,800 million in 2015, it imported fabrics worth $2,296 million in the same year.

Garment exporters will also be granted permission to import branded products by enterprises for reworking, operating under the commercial hub regulation. These garments will then be exported to countries where there is no preferential treatment, said the government.

The textile and handloom industry of Sri Lanka has a significant domestic market and will generate employment for many. The Industrial Development Board (IDB) will provide the necessary infrastructure and training. The board has also been requested to increase engagement with the industrialists who require knowledge transfer and upgrade the industrial estates to support the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector. The government has proposed to allocate Rs 500 million towards this sector.

The government will also allow apparel companies based in Sri Lanka to invest in overseas entities involved in apparel design and manufacture up to 5 percent of their average export turnover of the preceding three years in any given year. Profits and income of such enterprises established overseas should be received by the investing company in Sri Lanka.

As multiple industries including textiles, require thousands of trained workers, the finance minister of the country proposed a significant shift in the policy framework in vocational training, by providing scholarships to anyone who wishes to follow a vocational training programme at a state operated institution. This will enable vocational training in Sri Lanka for all at no cost. A sum of Rs 300 million will be allocated by the government to meet the cost of the scholarships to be provided under this programme. (KD)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Stone Island

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Jun 2018

Stone Island has mastered ingredient branding: Braind

Italian high-end men's apparel brand Stone Island tops the list of...

Courtesy: Tecnorama

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

'Tecnorama automatic dyeing system offers efficiency'

Italy based Tecnorama’s fully-automatic machinery for dispensing...

Courtesy: Pantone

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

Pantone unveils polyester standards

Pantone, provider of professional colour standards for the design...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry

Union budget 2018-19 will have positive impact on apparel industry

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Hardik Sanghvi

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

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

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

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

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

Leave your Comments


June 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search