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22nd Textile Asia International Trade Fair Begins With 550 Int’l Brands

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LAHORE– Dr Salman Shah, Advisor to the Punjab Government on Economic Affairs, inaugurated the 22nd Textile Asia International Trade Fair today amid 550 international brands on 500 booths and over 450 foreign delegates from 27 countries including China, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Korea, Japan, Turkey, UK and USA.

The three-day fair jointly organized by Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Ecommerce Gateway has been held at Expo Center, Lahore.

The inaugural ceremony of the fair was addressed by Dr. Salman Shah, Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President Ecommerce Gateway, Mr. Ahmad Hasnain, Senior Vice President, Mr. Dawood Ahmad, Senior Executive Member and Mr. Salahuddin Hanif, Secretary General of the PCJCCI. 

Dr. Salman Shah, while addressing the inaugural ceremony as Chief Guest, said that Pakistan had created an experienced lot of cheap labor in Textile industry and China can utilize this force for its Textile industry to compete in the world market.

He told that the government of Punjab was planning to create a conducive environment for business. In this regard, he said that broader consultation with the business community was being made, which would be transformed into the measures to enhance ease of doing business.

He acknowledged that the Textile industry was the key industry of Punjab having value added clusters in Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan, which were contributing a lot in the economic development. He said, like federal government, the provincial government was also ready to provide the necessary incentives to the Textile industry to enhance its competitiveness in the world market and increase country’s exports.

Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President E-Commerce Gateway Pakistan, addressing the inaugural ceremony, said that the main purpose holding the Textile Asia as a regular annual feature is to keep the local industry abreast with the international development and trends to be emerged in the world Textile market.

Moreover, the exhibition would lead the way in delivering the most exquisite opportunities for all participants in different sectors like;buying selling potential of textile & garment machinery, Clothing Textiles Accessories, Textile Raw Material Supplies, Textile Dyes Chemicals, Embroidery Machines, Power & Air Compressors for Textile Industry and Textile Allied Services, he added.

Earlier, Mr. Ahmad Hasnain, Senior Vice President PCJCCI made address of welcome to the Chief Guest and the participants. He urged the government of Punjab to patronize the business community to meet the current challenges to be faced by the country.

He said that the business community was ready work hands in gloves with the government for economic prosperity of the country. He observed that the Lahore had emerged as a focal point for investment by the foreign investors, especially the Chinese companies entering into the joint ventures under the framework of CPEC.

This is the time when the Punjab government can enable the province to play leading role in economic development of the country by enhancing the facilitation by cutting down the unnecessary regulatory procedures. he said.

Mr.  Daud Ahmed, Senior Member of Executive Committee PCJCCI added that PCJCCI team will remain busy throughout the three days to manage B2B meetings in “22nd Textile Asia International Trade Fair 2019”.

He appreciated the Ecommerce Gateway services to make arraignments of such a mega trade fair by showcasing immense buying selling potential of textile, garment and allied industries.

Mr. Salahuddin Hanif, Secretary General PCJCCI informed that Dr. Salman Shah, Provincial Advisor, Economic Affairs and Planning, Government of Punjab will inaugurate the exhibition.

Mr. Salahuddin Hanif, Secretary General PCJCCI informed on this occasion that Chinese companies from different cities and provinces like Shanghai, Guangzhou, Jiangsu, Fujian and Shandong had shown their interest to relocate their textile, garment and accessories production units to Punjab and the current Textile Asia fair would be helpful to conclude a number of agreements with the local counterparts in this regard.— PRESS RELEASE