Syrian Textile and Garment Industry on Recovery Path

DAMASCUS, (ST)-More than 100 national textile and garment companies are taking part in the "Made in Syria" Exhibition for Textiles, Garments and Production Requirements eying new exportation contracts.

The four-day economic event, which kicked off on Friday in Damascus, is organized by the Federation of the Syrian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Syrian Textile and Garment Exporters Association. It exhibits a variety of kids, men and women wears, lingerie, socks, leather products and all kinds of fabrics as well as production requirements.

Ghassan al-Fakyani, Director General of the General Establishment for International Fairs and Exhibitions said that the fair saw a big turnout  of visitors and Arab delegations, mainly from Iraq and Kuwait. This indicates the recovery of the Syrian economy and the national industry, particularly the textiles, he added.

 On his part, Member of the Board of Aleppo Chamber of Industry and head of the Chamber's Exporters Committee Mohammad Zyzan said that more than 300 businessmen from outside Syria have  been invited to the fair aiming at opening new markets for the exhibited products.

In the meantime, Member of the Board of the Damascus and Damascus Countryside's Chamber of Industry Mohammad Da'doush said that the exhibition aims at marketing  Syrian textile products abroad through hundreds of businessmen who are going to be hosted in Damascus for three days with the purpose of signing contracts and deals to export the production of the participating companies.

Fahd al-Khudeir from the Kuwaiti delegation said that the Syrian textile products have strong presence not only in the Kuwaiti markets but also in the international ones.

Hamda Mustafa