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DTG 2016 ends with huge response

The 13th Dhaka International Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG 2016), highly acclaimed as “mini ITMA” of South Asia, was held on January 28 – 31 for four-day at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). As the largest annual event for Bangladesh’s textile and garment industry, the show is jointly organized by Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), Chan Chao International of Taiwan and Yorkers Trade & Marketing Service Company Limited of Hong Kong.

04581Since the first edition of DTG was held in 2004, it has become an increasingly significant textile and garment event in Bangladesh, with its scale setting new records year by year. As the largest textile and garment machinery show in Bangladesh, DTG 2016 gathers more than 1,000 globally leading brands from 34 countries and regions, including Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the U.S.A and Vietnam. They used 1,160 booths to display a wide variety of state-of-the-art textile and garment technologies, machinery, parts, accessories and the latest market trends, with quite a few innovative and versatile machinery models to be debuted at the fair.

0123The government has put utmost importance in skills development in the textile sector, as 13,000 foreigners who work in the sector are paid salaries equaled to the pays of 3 lakh workers, said Mirza Azam, state minister for textiles and jute. The government is now setting up nine textile colleges and 13 textile institutes in different districts, he said while inaugurating the four-day show. The aim of the fair was to introduce the latest machines and technologies to enterprises running in the textile and garment industry, in order to notify them with the latest movements in manufacturing of textiles and garments. During the four-day show period, exhibitors presented their high-caliber machinery covering all aspects of the entire textile and garment industry supply chain, including spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing, finishing, testing, washing, embroidery, sewing and other related equipment. Numerous renowned brands attended the show, including MAYER & CIE, PAI LUNG, SANTONI, SHIMA SEIKI, STOLL, TERROT, PICANOL, M&R, CTMTC, FONG’S, GROZ-BECKERT, KARL MAYER, LMW, RIETER, SAURER, TAJIMA and TOYOTA among others.

More than 1,000 textile equipment manufacturers from 34 countries, including Bangladesh, are displaying a variety of state-of-the-art textile and garment technologies and machinery in about 1,200 booths, said Md. Fazlul Hoque, Vice President of BTMA. DTG acts as a good platform for networking among the participatim gentruepreneurs and businessman to forge closer business relationship for their mutual benefit, he also said.

The fair offers the opportunity to compare the latest technological developments and choose from the best, said Shafiul Islam, first vice president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The participating companies and brands would be able to meet the whole demand of Bangladesh’s textile sector, said Tiger Lin, managing director of Chan Chao International Company.

Siddiqur Rahman, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said the textile and garments sector can provide jobs to about two million people, who enter the work force every year.

DTG not only provided the opportunity for an excellent gathering of the international suppliers and buyers to expand business to global markets, but also brought in foreign investment and provide diverse and driving force to production and economic growth of Bangladesh. Most of the participants were satisfied with the performance and fruitful outcome of the exposition, and 95% of the exhibitors showed interests in participating DTG 2016. All exhibition halls were crowded with professional visitors and buyers who came to place orders, make inquiries and learn about the latest industrial technologies.

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