First Manipur Industrial Expo 2016 observes Textiles day

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-04-06 16:00:00 – Imphal

Commerce and Industries Department, Government of Manipur at the ongoing first Manipur Industrial Expo, 2016 with the active participation of about 600 enterpreneurs excluding 25 government department stalls, held at Lamboi Khongnangkhong, Imphal observed Textiles Day on the second day.

The ongoing expo is a platform to provide employment and generate income under the ‘Make in Manipur’ initiative, which aims to achieve the objective without any extra financial burden to the State.

Attending as the chief guest, Commerce and Industries Minister Govindas Konthoujam encouraged the participants of the first Manipur Industrial Expo and said the weavers of the State play a key role in defining the State.

The Minister urged the participants to showcase their best products and also to promote their products to visitors from outside the State. The week-long industrial expo will also feature National handicraft, handloom and food processing fairs.

He further urged the weavers to opt for quality products and uphold the traditional designs and motives in their works.

The Textile Day observation was attended by State Commerce and Industries Minister Govindas Konthoujam, Sericulture and Veterinary Principal Secretary L Lakher and Secriculture Director B John Tlangtinkhuma and weavers from around the State.

The government has a plan to promote Lamboi Khongnangkhong as the industrial hub of the State and planning to set up a permanent trade-cum-exhibition space and apparel and garment making centre in the area. The state will also try to develop industrial estates for Senapati, Tamenglong and Imphal East districts under the initiative of the State Chief Minister.

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