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Wednesday, June 20 , 2012 - 5.43 GMT
High quality garments factories in MIZ


Steps have been taken to commence high quality garments factories in Mannar Industrial Zone (MIZ) approved by Board of Investment (BOI) by the end of June 2012.

Sri Lanka’s Timex and Fergasam Group (T&FG) is ready to commence the construction of twin apparel factories in the zone.

This proposed US $ 5 million worth factory, a first in the Mannar region will be ready for commercial operations by January 2013. According to the Group Chairman with the commencement of the new factory complex over 1,200 employment opportunities would be created for the people in the area.

The group is now mainly focused on going green due to the increasing concerns about environmental impact from industries, particularly global warming. According to the Group Maintenance Manager the company is planning to install Solar PV system and Net Metering system to the factories where excess energy will be added to the national grid.

Further, Mannar is considered as the driest area in the country with a high level of sunlight available throughout the year. Considering this factor T&FG is planning to use natural light to lighten the building. Moreover solar energy and energy saving lamps will be used instead of conventional lighting system.

The construction of the project is totally eco-friendly where all the existing greenery at the site will be relocated. Also the factory will consist of a waste recycle plant. The group is also planning to develop a wind power project in the Mannar Island. This project will bring social and economic benefits to the Mannar district as well as to the country.

In addition to the energy saving environmental friendly projects, the factory will also consist of facility building which has the latest sanitary facilities, meeting areas, cafeteria, training school, lockers for employees, medical centre and the factory premises will be in compliance with all relevant fire and safety requirements.

The upcoming factories will be the 18th and 19th manufacturing facilities to be set up by the apparel group. Timex & Fergasam currently employs more than 10,000 across its 17 manufacturing facilities with offices in UK and Hong Kong. The group has been in operation since 1976, producing high fashion garments to the leading markets in the EU and the USA.






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