A meeting on the results of participation of textile & clothing companies from Sughd viloyat in the international trade fair “Textilelegprom-2011” in Moscow was held in Khujand on October 22, 2011.
About 20 participants including the representatives of textile and clothing companies, teachers and students from the Department of Art Design and History of Applied Arts at the Polytechnic Institute of Technical University of Tajikistan (KPITUT), Khujand participated in the meeting.
The session was opened by Mr. Anvar Maksudov, Director of Polytechnic Institute of Technical University of Tajikistan. In his speech he expressed gratitude and thanks to ITC for organizing such a meeting in the University and hope for further cooperation with ITC project.
Mr. Ardasher Ibragimov, ITC National Consultant made a presentation about the ITC Trade Promotion Program in Tajikistan, introduced its main objectives and the reasons of participation of the Tajik textile and clothing companies in “Textilelegprom 2011”.
Mr. Saidamon Isomaddinov, General Director of “Leader” LLC mentioned about the Chinese practice – concentration of companies in a close area where they are exempted from some taxes and enjoy low rates for electricity, water etc. Mr. Isomaddinov proposed to use this practice in Tajikistan and also to found an association of T&C companies.
Mrs. Shahlo Yunusova, technologist responsible for clothing production of “Textile-City” LLC told about importance of participating in such fairs to improve production process and marketing activities. Mrs. Shahlo Yunusova expressed her surprise according difference between Tajik and Russian clothing production. She noted that Tajik garments are very good and competitive with their quality but its design is not enough attractable and produced according past tendencies of mode.
Mr. Karim Yahyaev, marketing specialist of JSC “Zinat” said that companies need qualified specialist in sphere of marketing and that economic departments of universities have to prepare relevant specialists with full imagination and knowledge about the foreign markets and international mode trends. He remarked that the textile and clothing products of our country can be in demand abroad because it’s made with ecologically clean resources.
Slide-show of the pictures from Tajikistan stand in the fair
The meeting also brought a good opportunity for a dialogue and discussions between T&C companies and university teachers and students.
Ms. Shahlo Rahimi, Assistant of “Economics & management” Chair, offered to prepare an entertainment in future fairs in there stands to attract attention of visitors. Ms. Oksana Shaidova, Assistant of “Technology and Design of Garments” Chair, advised to produce garments of European design with national elements (gulduzi/zarduzi) and begin its realization in local market. Ms. Habiba Abdullaeva, Senior Lecturer of “Textiles technology” Chair, remarked that ecologically clean products have high level of demand abroad, so it would be better for T&C companies to use only natural dyeing materials and develop dyeing and decorating production.
The teachers showed their big interest in future cooperation with T&C companies and offered to organize practice courses for students in order to solve some problems of company. At the end of the meeting the participants expressed their gratitude to ITC project for supporting and promotion of T&C sector in Tajikistan.