The Bangladesh Apparel Youth Leaders Association, a platform of young entrepreneurs of the country’s apparel and textile sector, started its journey on Saturday.
Commerce minister Tipu Munshi officially inaugurated the association’s operations at an event held at Hotel Radisson in the city.
The minister hoped that the initiative would be a millstone for the future economic development of Bangladesh.
Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Md Atiqul Islam, former Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association presidents Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin and Abdus Salam Murshedy, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Sheikh Fazle Fahim and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association senior vice-president Mohammad Hatem attended the inaugural ceremony, among others.
BAYLA president Abrar Hossain Sayem said that the platform would work to bring qualitative change in the apparel and textile industry in line with the goals of the Digital Bangladesh vision and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
‘We want to bring all young generation leaders to work towards a unified goal,’ said Abrar, one of the directors of Sayem Group.
BAYLA general secretary Al-Shahriar Ahmed said that a collective effort from the young generation leaders was the main key to bringing positive reforms in the industry.
The other office bears of the new platform are senior vice-president Sakib Ahmed, vice-presidents Rafee Mahmood and MK Alam, treasurer Hasin Arman and additional secretary Aqib Jafri Sharif.
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