A four-day international exhibition began in Dhaka yesterday to showcase the latest developments and emerging technologies of textile and garment industries.
The showcase consisting of three expositions—the 17th Textech Bangladesh International Expo, the 10th Dhaka International Yarn & Fabric Show and the 25th Dye+Chem Bangladesh 2016 Expo—is taking place at International Convention City Bashundhara.
Some 1,050 companies from 23 countries are participating in the fair that will run until September 3.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu inaugurated the exhibition, CEMS Global, the organiser, said in a statement.
Mirza Azam, state minister for textiles and jute; Adarsh Swaika, deputy high commissioner of India to Bangladesh; Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, first vice-president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and Md Siddiqur Rahman, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, were also present.
Organisers said the exhibition is the biggest networking platform in Bangladesh for buyers, manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and technology in international yarn and fabric industries.
About 90 Indian companies are participating in these events through the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, Basic Chemicals, the Cosmetics & Dyes Export Promotion Council, and the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council.
The fair is open to visitors from 10:30am to 7:30pm.