Trichy: State minister of handlooms and textiles O S Manian has reiterated that the six-year proposal to open Co-optex outlets in foreign countries will be fructified soon.
Speaking after inaugurating a modernised renovated showroom of Co-optex at Junction here on Friday, Manian said, “Garments manufactured through the department of handloom and textiles are exported to foreign countries. Going further, Co-optex outlets will be opened in Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.” The showroom is the 50th modernised outlet inaugurated in the state at a cost of Rs 77 lakh on 6,150sqft.
Manian also said that Co-optex has set Rs 340 crore target for this year. “The Co-optex showrooms have been functioning in 67 places outside the state after 2015 taking the total number to 200. Several efforts are being made to increase the sale and equip the weavers. Further, plan is in the offing to make chudidars through weavers,” he said adding that the customers abroad can buy the products online.
While listing out the range of garments in the decked up showroom, the minister said that customers will be given 20% discount on all products.
The programme was attended by the minister for backward and minorities welfare minister S Valarmathi, managing director of department of handloom and textiles T N Venkatesh, AIADMK MPs P Kumar, T Rathinavelu and others.