Weaving, textile and handicraft industries need to be extended: Industries Minister
Published: 05:55 PM, 29 October 2020
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said that the rich and diverse weaving, textile, and handicraft industries that have developed in different parts of the country need to be extended to the buyers in the domestic market.
He was speaking at the closing ceremony of Heritage Handloom Festival 2020 organized by the SME Foundation and Association of Fashion Designers of Bangladesh (AFDB) on a virtual platform on Thursday afternoon.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid and Textile and Jute Secretary Lokman Hossain Mia attended the function as special guests while SME Foundation Chairman Md Masudur Rahman presided over the program.
Managing Director of SME Foundation Md Shafiqul Islam and President of the Association of Fashion Designers Bangladesh (AFDB) Mantasha Ahmed gave welcome speeches on the occasion and highlighted various aspects of the festival.
The Industries Minister said, “Traditionally the Ministry of Industries has been working for the development of diverse textile and handicraft products of the country. The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) under the Ministry of Industries is working to preserve and develop all these products.”
With the increase in the purchasing power of the people, the demand for attractive and high-quality products has increased in urban as well as rural areas, the minister added.
The Industries Minister called upon the Association of Fashion Designers Bangladesh (AFDB) to take initiatives to bring modern technology facilities to improve the quality of various potential weaving and textile products scattered in different parts of the country.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid assured all possible assistance to the Ministry of Industries on behalf of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs in preserving the heritage of indigenous textiles and expanding the market for the products.
He suggested the entrepreneurs organizing large scale weaving textile fairs in Dhaka as well as other districts.