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Mexican Hidalgo govt unveils progress of textile center
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Oct '13
The secretary for Economic Development of the state government of Mexico’s Hidalgo, José Pablo Maauad Pontoon, presented the progress of the National Center for Innovation of Textile-Apparel, to be constructed in Pachuca, city of Knowledge and Culture in the state, during the 39th National Convention of the Textile Industry held recently in the state of Baja California Sur in Mexico.
 
Mr. Pontoon said the innovation center to be created in the city of Knowledge and Culture, would consolidate the leadership of the textile and garments sector in the Mexican market, as well as establish the sectors as a recognized industry all over the world.
 
The secretary also emphasized on the various benefits that would be available once operation begins at the innovation center, including the promotion of innovation in products, processes and technology in the sector, the creation of top-level standardized laboratories, development of national implementation standards, increased production of textile and apparel goods, diversified domestic and international supply as well as increasing human capital skills.
 
The innovation center is scheduled to begin temporary operations at the Science and Technology Park, located in San Agustin Tlaxiaca in Hidalgo and would shift to the permanent headquarters at Pachuca once the construction is completed, he added.
 
The estimated total investment for the development of the center is 235 million Mexican pesos, and the National Textile Industry, the National Chamber of the Apparel Industry, the National Institute of Entrepreneurship, as well as the National Council for Science and Technology and the National Polytechnic Institute are the agencies working with the government of Hidalgo, for setting up the center.
 
The first stage for the development of the innovation center has already been completed and a master plan for the project has been devised by state government.
 
The second stage of the project comprises of the executive proposal for the construction of the innovation center whose operations are expected to begin in 2014.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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