02/11/2017 | 14:04:55

Textile, garment industry expo opens in Hanoi

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

The 2017 Hanoi Textile and Garment Industry Expo (HANOITEX 2017) opened at the International Centre for Exhibition on Tran Hung Dao street, Hanoi on November 1.

The annual event draws over 150 companies from 15 countries and territories, including China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Turkey, the UK, the US, and Vietnam.

The three-day event is showcasing textile-garment machinery and equipment, high-quality silk and fabrics, dyeing equipment and chemicals, materials and accessories across an area of 6,000sq.m.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung said the expo provides an opportunity for Vietnamese textile-garment producers to access the latest technologies of the world, thus raising locally made proportion and enhancing the added value of products.

In order to implement its sustainable strategy by 2020, the sector has invested more in high-quality and environmentally friendly technologies, said General Director of the Vietnam National Textile Garment Group (Vinatex) Le Tien Truong.

The event is organised by the CP Exhibition Hong Kong, VCCI Expo, and Vinatex, under the patronage of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association.

Meanwhile, about 500 firms will join the 17th International Textile and Apparel Accessories Exhibition in HCM city from November 22-25, featuring new solutions, technologies and equipment for the apparel sector.-VNA  

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