Bangladesh industries minister Amir Hossain Amu addressing an inaugural ceremony of the three-day apparel exposition at National Museum auditorium in Dhaka said that the country will soon secure the top position in the world in ready made garments (RMG) sector.

The RMG is a very important sector in the economy of Bangladesh and now stands second position in its export. He underscored the need for making skilled manpower to sustain the development of the sector. The programme was organised by the country’s fashion designers.

Skilled manpower in various sectors like fashion designing, textile, quality control, production and competency, will help reduce dependence on foreign manpower.

The minister pointed out that the initiatives of creating skilled and trained manpower should be accelerated as the government has set a target under the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to earn 50 billion US dollar from RMG sector by the year 2021.