PRGMEA organizes international textile fair

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA) and Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan are jointly organizing a three-day 19th Textile Asia 2018 – International Textile, Garments Machinery and Clothing Trade Fair from 27th – 29th March, 2018 at Karachi Expo Centre.

Mohammad Younus Dagha, Federal Secretary for Commerce, Government of Pakistan alongwith Ms Li Yang – Vice Division Director Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province – China; Han Chong, CEO – Zhejiang China Textile City Network Co. Ltd; Mr. Inam Ullah Khan Dharejo – Secretary Trade Development Authority of Pakistan; Shaikh Mohammad Shafiq – PRGMEA Chairman (Central), Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President – Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. and Uzair Nizam, Project Director Textile Asia inaugurated the exhibition by Multiple Ribbon Cutting ceremony.

Mohammad Younus Dagha, Federal Secretary for Commerce Government of Pakistan, said that the export of Pakistani readymade garments had increased in the international market as well as prices of Pakistani readymade garments have also increased.

He was of the view that the holding of this event would be beneficial for the local textile industry and that there would be enhancement in the country’s exports. The display of the modern machinery will also benefit this sector and those associated with the industry would also enhance their capacity.

On this occasion, Ms Li Yang, Vice Division Director Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province told that the purpose of holding Zhejiang Export Fair in Pakistan (Pakistan) during the period of 19th Textile & CFT Asia 2018 is to help Pakistani market for better understanding of Zhejiang textile & apparel industry which will surely increase bilateral business and investments.

She told us that total value of import and export of Zhejiang reached 378 billion us dollars, and the volume between Zhejiang and Pakistan had reached 4 billion dollars. “We sincerely hope that we can build a business communication platform for companies of both countries through this exhibition. I wish this trade fair a complete success.”

PRGMEA Chairman (Central) Shaikh Mohammad Shafiq said that this trade fair is expected to host more than 2,000 foreign delegates as well as 65,000 visitors from trade and corporate sector. The focus of this trade fair is value addition in Textile industry to increase the export of our value-added textile and garment products.

This three-day trade fair has been termed as South Asia’s biggest B2B textile, garment, embroidery, digital printing machineries and chemical and allied services Fair. More than 1,000 International Brands displayed their products in over 800 Booths from 27 countries mainly from Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Japan, Turkey, UK, USA etc. graced the event.

President Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan, Dr. Khursheed Nizam said that 19th Textile Asia is the only UFI (Paris) approved Textile trade fair in South Asia. Adding to it, Uzair Nizam Project Director Textile Asia told us that this trade fair showcases immense buying selling potential of textile, garment and allied industries and is poised to introduce overseas suppliers of textile & garment materials, accessories & parts and machinery to the textile and garment industry of Pakistan.