At the closing ceremony of 20th Bangladesh Apparel and Textile Exposition (BATEXPO-2009) on November 6th the Hon’ble Leader of the Opposition and former Prime Minister H.E. Begum Khaleda Zia presented UNIDO with the BGMEA (Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association) Crest for giving continuous support to BGMEA Members.
The Award took place at the Poolside of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka. The etched glass trophy was received by Mr John T. Smith, International Coordinator Textiles and RMG accompanied by Mrs Munira Rahman, National Coordinator RMG on behalf of the UNIDO BQSP (Bangladesh Quality Support Programme) Team. UNIDO – BQSP have been assisting the BGMEA particularly in Developing BIFT (BGMEA Institute of Fashion Technology) into a Centre of Excellence.
BIFT is about to become a University and expects to move to a new campus in the near future. UNIDO-BQSP has involved the London College of Fashion, UK and Niederrhein University, Germany with whom collaboration agreements have been made and from where several Professors have visited and assisted BIFT.