International garment-textile expo opens

Wednesday, 2019-04-10 18:03:49
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Visitors at Saigon Tex and Saigon Fabric 2018 are seen in this file photo. More than 1,000 suppliers participate in the Saigon Tex and Saigon Fabric this year. (
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NDO – A wide range of machinery and equipment, automated technologies and raw materials for the garment and textile industry are on display at the Saigon Tex & Saigon Fabric 2019, which kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on April 10.

The event has attracted over 1,000 suppliers from 24 countries and territories from around the world, aiming to enable domestic and foreign businesses in different fields to seek cooperation opportunities, promote their brands, and expand markets.

Chairman of the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) Vu Duc Giang said this year’s exhibition will help businesses gain access to more information and new cutting edge technologies to make direct investment in raw materials, thus meeting the needs of customers at home and abroad.

It will also enable businesses to increase the added value of products, contributing to the development of the textile industry in Vietnam, he said.

According to Le Tien Truong, General Director of the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex), the textile industry has been improving the quality of its human resources and equipment over recent years.

However, it should push ahead with reforms to deal with more global challenges, he said, suggesting that businesses create new tools to increase competition, including technology and productivity, while enhancing cooperation is necessary to integrate effectively into the world, he added.

The exhibition will run until April 13 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre.