Bangladesh Apparel Youth Leaders Association (BAYLA) organized a “Round Table Discussion” on 26th October, 2021 at the Westin Hotel in Dhaka.

The objective of the discussion was to talk through the post pandemic scenarios of the Textile & Clothing industry of Bangladesh including the supply chain management, order management, banking, logistics, effective management, yarn, brand’s participation, diversity etc.

Mr. Mohammad Ali Khokon, President, BTMA joined the round table discussion. He emphasized on avoiding the unhealthy competition among the local suppliers that has been affecting the pricing of the garment items. He also suggested improving the capacity of Pitt for handling the oversupply of work orders in the time of recovery.

Faruque Hassan ,President, BGMEA, Mohammad Hatem, Executive President of BKMEA, Rafez Alam Chowdhury, Advisor & Ex. President of BGAPMEA, Miran Ali, Vice President, BGMEA, Dr. Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Research Director of CPD, SM Rashidul Islam, General Secretary of  Economics Reporters Forum (ERF)  , Eng. Md. Shamsuzzaman Nasim, MD of Micro Fibre Group, Dr. Eng. Md. Kamruzzaman, MD of Hohenstein Laboratories Bangladesh Limited, MD. Sharif Zahir, MD of Ananta Group were also present in the round table discussion.

Following the reboot of global economics post pandemic, a big number of work orders are coming and now is the time for apparel entrepreneurs to get their businesses back to pre-pandemic levels by overcoming pandemic-induced losses but for continuation of such a good flow of orders, the government needs to enhance port capacity, ensure uninterrupted supplies of gas and power, the Textile & Clothing sector leaders stated in the discussion.