HYDERABD: Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Hyderabad organized a seminar on Export Potential of Glass Bangles at Conference Hall of Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders & Small Industry. A large number of members of business community from Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders & Small Industry, Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (HCCI), Glass Bangles Owners Association and also a large number of artisans, manufacturers and wholesalers of Glass Bangles.
Sallahuddin Abbasi, Assistant Manager, TDAP, Hyderabad elaborated in his presentation about the important points of seminar to discuss Strength, Weaknesses Opportunities and threats in Global Markets, including modern production techniques, quality and production, international demand and supply mechanism, competition and Export potential of Glass Bangles.
He also educated the participants about the role of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan for the development of bangles and creation of linkages between foreign buyers and suppliers producers of Glass Bangles.
Haji Muhammad Saleem, President Glass Bangles Owners Association informed the participants of the seminar that 30 units of Glass Bangles are currently operating and around 300,000 labour including a big number of womens are associated with these bangles units for their respectful livelihood. Mostly Glass Bangle units are situated at Site Area Hyderabad, though women owned units are home based in different areas.
He further added that every single unit is producing around 1500 to 1800 bunches of Glass Bangles to meet the demand of the market which shows that Glass Bangles is significant in local trading. This volume increases in the wedding season and festivals of Hindu Community.
Hassan Siddiqui, CEO of M/s. Shadman Glass Bangles informed the participants that there is a big potential in Glass Bangles industry if, TDAP intervenes a collaboration of Glass Bangle manufacturers with Universities / Fashion Designing institute to carry research & development study of the Glass Bangles, which aims enhancing Skills, Quality, Innovation in coloring and modern designing to compete in the International Market.
A Contractor Sohail highlighted that the biggest problem pertains to Judai and Sadai of the bangles; to counter this problem the manufacturer are interested to purchase Automatic Machines of Judai from China for which they ask for subsidy.
Yousuf, from Kiran Glass Bangles informed that some Glass Bangles units face Gas & Electricity problems to collaborationally take up the issue, Akram Ansari, President Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders & Small Industry urged to utilize the forum of Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders & Small Industry for the solution of the issues.
Ashiq Hussain Khoso, Deputy Director, TDAP, Sub-Regional Office, Hyderabad emphasis upon the participation of the regional producers & growers in the up-coming Expo Pakistan and ensured to arrange a research based workshop on development and innovation in designing, coloring and packaging, he further added that quality bangles would be displayed in foreign consulates and embassies to attract foreign buyers and visitors in order to engender trade.