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Govt committed to value added apparel sector – Textile Minister

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Sep '09
The Textile Minister, Mr Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan, said that garments sector is considered the most profitable as compared to other textile sub-sectors and that the government is committed to make it centre of value added manufacturing goods.

He conveyed this message in a meeting with representatives of the apparel manufacturing sector. He said the importance of the clothing sector has been highlighted in the recently released textile policy, but lamented that the sector was allowed to languish since so many years.

He also said that the government is focusing on providing trained manpower and vocational training institutes are being set up for this purpose where modern and up-dated education and skill training would be imparted.

He added by saying that the government is committed to make apparel manufacturing as centre of value added manufacturing goods and for this purpose special arrangements would be made for fashion, designing, brand and especially marketing.

He concluded by saying that special incentives would be given, and product development centers would also be constituted for the promotion of this sector. The delegation also complimented him for announcing the first ever textile policy.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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