Textile and Garment Machinery Exhibition begins at ICCB

3 February, 2024
Source: Textiletoday

Dhaka International Textile and Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG 2024) is the biggest international exhibition of Bangladesh's apparel and textile sector machinery. The international exhibition of all types of state-of-the-art equipment in the ready-made garments and textile sector started on Thursday (February 1).

Prime Minister's Adviser on Private Industries and Investment Salman F Rahman inaugurated the four-day international exhibition titled “The 18th Dhaka Int’l Textile and Garment Machinery Exhibition” at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital. Around 1,100 companies from 33 countries participated in this exhibition taking over 1600 booths.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Mohammad Hatem, Executive President of BKMEA and Mohammad Ali Khokon, President of BTMA along with Md. Amin Helaly, Senior Vice President of FBCCI; Md. Fazlul Haque, Vice President, BTMA; Fayazur Rahman Bhuiyan, Vice President, BTMA; Md. Saleudh Zaman Khan, Vice President, BTMA and others.

Salman F Rahman said regarding DTG, “The event has become one of the biggest in our country. All kinds of energy efficient appliances, as well as, sustainable chemical products are on display. Our people can see and buy machines from this exhibition.”

“Most importantly, we've shed the identity of sewing only. Thanks to textile Sector that now we are adding tremendous value. MMF work has started and we have opportunity to make it $20bn market,” he said.

BTMA President Mohammad Ali Khokon said that this international exhibition will help the entrepreneurs of the country's ready-made garments and textile sector to find the latest technology and equipment in the world, which will help them to save costs in their factories as well as increase productivity.

He also said that the government has decided to withdraw cash assistance against exports in preparation for Bangladesh's transition from the list of least developed countries (LDCs) to developing countries, Cash assistance is reduced by up to 10 percent in the first phase. A section of traders fear over the issue that the reduction in cash assistance may hit exports.

In this regard, Salman F. Rahman said, “businessmen can negotiate with the government if they want to reduce the cash assistance. But we have to get out of the incentive culture.”

The exhibition is jointly organized by Chan Chao International, Yorkers Trade and Marketing Services and BTMA.

Judy Wang, President of Yorkers Trade and Marketing Services said, “Bangladesh textile sector is playing a pivotal role. Hence, DTG serves as a bridge. We will continuously work with BTMA to make DTG more successful.”

Md. Amin Helaly said, Bangladesh is a very important place for all the machinery companies. This Sector playing a pivotal role to booming other industries. He urge the government to solve the energy problems within quickest possible time.

The exhibition, will continue till Sunday, February 4 which will be open for visitors every day from 12 noon to 8 pm.