BGAPMEA has awarded exporting trophy to 12 exporters of garment accessories and packaging sector for the first time.
The trophy has been given as per export account from January to December 2016 in four categories such as Gold, Silver, Bronze and special among a total of 40 applications.
The Bangladesh Garments Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA) organised the event at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital on Sunday.
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said when the RMG sector started operating, manufacturers were fully dependent on import of raw materials as well as accessories. Now, the manufacturers were exporting accessories meeting local demands, he said.
“It is praiseworthy and I hope, the backward linkage industry will be able to contribute $12 billion to meet $50 billion export target of the apparel sector by 2021,” the minister said.
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan and the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industries (FBCCI) president Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin also spoke at the programme with BGAPMEA president Abdul Kader Khan in the chair.
Trade fair committee chairman Moazzem Hossain Moti and Monir Uddin Ahmed were also present there.
BGAPMEA president Abdul Kader Khan said, Bangladesh can meet 95% of demand of garment accessories and packaging products. Meeting local demands, someone started to export directly.
To encourage manufacturers to export more, the exporters were being awarded and it would continue to enlarge the country’s export to meet $50 billion target.
The award winners are --
KH Latifur Rahamn, Executive Director of Mohammadi Dyeing and Printing Ind (Pvt) Ltd, Chittagong, (Gold)
Mr Ashfaque Ahmed, Managing Partner of Ploy Corr Packaging, Dhaka (Silver)
Mr Jahir Uddin Alamgir of A.R. Elastic Industries, Dhaka (Bronze).
Md Golam Zilane, Chairman of Goldstar Labels and Accessories Ltd, Dhaka (Gold)
Mr Farhan Mohammad Azim, Director of Goldstar Labels and Accessories Ltd, Dhaka (Silver)
KH Latifur Rahman, Managing Director of Premier Accessories Ltd, Chittagong (Bronze)
Asadur Rahman Sikder, Director of Montrims Ltd, Gazipur, (Gold)
Mohammad Mushtaque Ahmed tanvir, managing Director of Uniglory Paper and Packaging ltd Tangail (Silver)
Md Siddiqur Rahman, managing director of Simtex industries ltd in Dhaka (Bronze)
Direct Export Category
Mr Asadur Rahman Sikder, Director of Montrims Ltd, Gazipur, (Gold)
M Amzed Hossain of Al-Muslim Accessories Ltd, Dhaka (Silver)
Nur A Nazneen Khan, Proprietor of Green House, Dhaka for Special Award for Women Entrepreneur of BGAPMEA (Special)
However, the four-day mega show on RMG accessories held in between January 24 and 27, 2018 at the International Convention City, Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital.
GAPEXPO-2018, an international exposition on garments accessories and packaging products, is aimed at showcasing latest products, machinery and raw materials to attract buyers.