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Fashion City Project faces axe

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Oct '06
With the axe hanging on the ambitious Bangkok Fashion City project aimed at developing local textile and clothing industry, supporters are making every effort to realize the project which had been approved by the previous Government.

Critics have termed the project as waste of million of baht which is to be spent on luxurious road trips, exhibitions and other events under the initiative with no returns for the sector.

The initiative consists of establishing Fashion Trend Centre to make new designers learned on new trends, biannual Bangkok Fashion Week exhibition and Textile and Garment Development in Efficiency and Technology Project (T-DET), which tries to make local manufacturers more competitive.

Public support initiative has been launched by sub-contractors and Industrial Promotion Department terming it as beneficial for local designers and manufacturers willing to develop their own brands and clothing lines both locally and globally.

Advocates of the project have suggested methodical use of funds and revision of programmes like fashion shows with improvement in quality of participants without which fashion show has got no meaning.

Review of the programme is on by Industry Ministry which will be over by April next year. It is being evaluated by Chulalongkorn University and other economics and finance experts. A final report by them will decide the fate of the project.


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