Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / 'Revival of textiles essential for Tanzania's development'
'Revival of textiles essential for Tanzania's development'
Nov '16
Revival of factories like Tanzania-China Friendship Textile Company (FTC) is essential for Tanzania's economic development, said Dr. Adelhelm Meru, permanent secretary in the Tanzania Ministry of Industries and Trade. He was speaking during the 50th anniversary exhibition of 'Urafiki' Friendship Textile Mill and 20th anniversary of FTC held in Dar es Salaam. 
FTC is a China-sponsored project in Tanzania. It is a joint venture company between Changzhou state owned Textile Assets Operation Company of China and the government of Tanzania.
Welcoming Yan Li, China's party secretary of Changzhou Municipal Committee, Dr Meru appreciated the Changzhou initiative to visit the textile company as Tanzania is entering a new phase of industrialization, Tanzanian media reported.
Dr. Meru also commended the textile craftsmen from Changzhou for their dedicated service for a period of 20 years to both nations whilst facing all odds. Changzhou craftsmen have helped in the development of Tanzania by improving the situation in the textile industry and by creating employment opportunities for its citizens, said Dr. Meru. 
“Textile experts are regarded as role models of the friendship and cooperation between China and Tanzania,” said Dr. Meru adding that this project has far-reaching political, diplomatic and economic significance against the backdrop of booming bilateral ties between China and Tanzania. (RR)


Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Interviews View All

Textile industry, Head honchos

Textile industry
Head honchos

Quality should be the #1 priority

Textile industry, Head honchos

Textile industry
Head honchos

South India has a very strong manufacturing base

Cindy McNaull, Cordura

Cindy McNaull

We have broad range of options in durable fabrics

Siddhachakra Weaving (Badiya Fashion),

Siddhachakra Weaving (Badiya Fashion)

Ahmedabad-based Siddhachakra Weaving Pvt Ltd was established in 2011 under ...

John Elmuccio,

John Elmuccio

Evolution St Louis is a company setting up a high-tech knitting facility...

Milva Morani,

Milva Morani

Brighi Technologies began in 1970 with trading and repairing sewing...

Mr Hartmann Huth, Trevira GmbH

Mr Hartmann Huth
Trevira GmbH

Trevira GmbH is an innovative European manufacturer of high-value branded...

Steve Cole, Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Eamonn Tighe, Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Judy Frater, Somaiya Kala Vidya

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Adriano Goldschmied, AG Jeans

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

November 2019

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

Follow us on instagram


Follow Fibre2Fashion On

Advanced Search