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Due to shortage of worker 5% – 10% machinery is remaining idle in the spinning industries

Due to shortage of worker 5% – 10% machinery is remaining idle in the spinning industries……
Md. Nuruzzaman, Executive Director, Dulamia Cotton Spinning Mills Ltd.

In continuation to previous issues cover article, spinning is under discussion in this issue also. Here is the exclusive interview with Mr. Md. Nuruzzaman, Executive Director, Dulamia Cotton Spinning Mills Ltd.

BTT: How do you see the spinning industry of the country?

Mr. N.Zaman: Apparently if the Growth of spinning industry is very good even then I feel that growth rate now we cannot hold because of many obvious reasons. Among them of course key reason is power and energy. We see a tremendous growth of spinning from 2002 to 2004, during that time about 77 spinning mills started production with 25,88,825 new spindles. Whereas there was only 22,49,277 spindles during 1947 to 2001. We know there are spinning plants which are still in pipe line waiting for gas connection. However we think the speed of setting up spinning mills like 2002 to 2005 will not come back again,  but we hope some more spinning mills which are in pipe line should come in production with immediate effect and Bangladesh will remain one of the Global leader in this sector.

BTT:The industry suffers mostly for the turbulence of the cotton market, how this effect can be offset in future?

Mr. N.Zaman: I do not think spinning mills are mostly suffering for the turbulence of the cotton market, it may be only one reason but there are some other reasons which are shortage of skilled people and technological deficiency. We know global cotton market depends upon the production of cotton and some roll playing persons of the cotton growing country. Growing population, demand of clothing is on rising. The rising demand of apparels could only be met by increasing the yield of natural fiber cotton. Therefore cotton trade will be always there, but the area of production, distribution and sourcing may change over the years. But we must keep in mind that we will not be able to control the situation. But we should agree that due to shortage of  worker about 5% – 10% machinery is remaining idle apart from that 3% -5%  efficiency is coming down due to shortage of worker.  Local cotton growing and establish ginning factory will not enable to improve the situation unless it is stopped by the game making player of the cotton growing countries. At the same time we must agree that still technological deficiencies are hindering the spinning industry.

BTT:What are major technological changes the sector is getting recently?

Mr. N.Zaman: Recently huge technological change has come in this sector. Al most every spinning mills using Uster Quantum-3 which is the world latest yarn cleaning device besides in the preparatory section chute feed with Auto Bale Palucer with short mid and long turn auto leveling zones, mode knife, grid etc. for getting neps free sliver. In the Drawing process most of the mills are using auto leveling Drawing machines of world class manufacturers. Recently developed “AC SERVO Combi” upgrade package consist of a state-of-the-Art servo motor that ensure very high production rate through precise auto leveling and operating reliability.

BTT: How will you compare the standard of yarn and spinning mills of Bangladesh with the competing and non competing countries?

Mr. N.Zaman: Of course, we can compare our yarn with the any best yarn manufacturers in the world. Because we produce world class yarn by the world class machine and with this yarn by producing fabric we are sending Europe, American, Australian, Africa, Japan. Once during my visit in Switzerland we have seen some ‘Made in Bangladesh’ T-shirt. Sales person told comparing to other countries this is the best selling T-shirt in respect to quality color and design. However, we can compare our products with Sri Lanka, Vietnam, India and other Asian countries.

BTT:   How Research & Development is necessary for the factories and why that is mostly absent in our mills yet?

Mr. N.Zaman: We thing we are much more behind in R & D . In most of the mills in Bangladesh R&D is absent.  R&D and quality control or Quality assurance is not same even not nearer. Actually Research and Development is very expensive, Owners are not agree to bear the expenses. As a matter of fact mill owner wants to get benefit more by investing less.

BTT:What is going to be the pattern of the future spinning mills of our country?

Mr. N.Zaman: It is very difficult to say because we do not know what will be the new development of machineries. Air Jet spinning is not yet popular to us.  Compact Spinning is not moving forward for its high cost. So what will be the forthcoming spinning mills pattern is very difficult to say. It is high cost of machineries in one side and another side is International cotton market and manpower on my opinion high tech modern ring spinning will survive years after years for its quality product.

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