Bangladeshi RMG getting popular in Middle East: BGMEA
The Middle Eastern countries are going to be major garment export destinations for Bangladesh as the local apparel manufacturers are now receiving a lot of queries from the buyers of the region, said Faruque Hassan, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
Almost the entire Middle Eastern region is mainly dominated by Chinese garment items as the presence of Bangladeshi made garment items is still thin there, he said.
Some of the buyers have come to the Made in Bangladesh Week from the Middle East, even from Iraq, which is a good sign for Bangladesh, he said.
Bangladesh has been trying to expand its market globally as nearly 90 per cent of its garment export is destined to European and North American regions.
So BGMEA, in its roadmap for the next 15 years, considers Middle Eastern and other potential Asian countries as the export destinations for the country, Hassan said.
He spoke while inaugurating Dhaka Apparel Expo at the International Convention City Bashundhara in the capital today.