Leather products export to reach $ 6bn by 2021

Export of leather products including shoes would be $six billion by 2021 if 16.5 percent cash incentive is given.

The parliamentary standing committee on ministry of commerce today apprised of the export leather workerstarget at its 18th meeting held at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with committee chairman M Tajul Islam in the chair, reports BSS.

The watchdog body suggested the authorities concerned to give additional cash incentive to the leather products and shoes industries for making country’s image brighter.

It also reviewed implementation progress regarding the decisions taken at the 17th meeting and discussed further on leather products and shoes industries which are now the second highest foreign currency earning sector after RMG, said a press release.

Committee members –commerce minister Tofail Ahmed, Enamul Huq, Waresat Hossain Belal, M Sanwar Hossain, M Manzurul Islam Liton and Laila Arzuman Banu were present at the meeting.

The committee also urged different organisation under the ministry to become selective with the consultation of the parliamentary committee in participating international fair for maintaining quality.

Senior commerce secretary Hedayetullah Al Mamoon and officials concerned attended the meeting.