The Kyrgyz delegation including representatives of the clothing companies of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Legprom, the Kyrgyz Association of Textile Industry Enterprises from 17 to 26 June visited the clothing and textile techoparks of India and Sri Lanka with the technical support of the ITC Programme “Trade Promotion in the Kyrgyz Republic.”

The main purpose of the study tour was to familiarize with operation and functioning of technoparks of India and Sri Lanka; visit garment technoparks. During the study tour to India  and Sri Lanka the Kyrgyz delegates received full information on the technoparks management structure, different mechanisms of cooperation between members, organizational and legal forms of ownership.

India is a leading country in the world on producing and development of textile and sewing technoparks. In 2005 the  Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) was introduced. The Government of India’s support under the Scheme by way of Grant or Equity up  to 40% of the project cost.

“Our delegation met with Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS), an India’s leading infrastructure development and finance companies. It expressed readiness to provide support to Legprom in conducting a feasibility study and  development  of project plan for a technopark in Kyrgyzstan.,” — explained S. Asanov, president of Legprom Association.

India’s experience in creating the intergrated textile parks is quite crucial for Kyrgyzstan as the part of National Startegy for Sustainable Development of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2013-2017 recognizes  “Technopolis for Textile and Cloting Manufacturing” Project   as the priority project for regional development of the country.

According to preliminary calculations of the Legprom Association, more than 30 industrial facilities can be located on the territory of Technopolis and create about 10,000 jobs. The implementation of this investment project will solve a number of economic problems in the Chui oblast. Such project is a priority because it can serve as a model of an industrial zone with the involvement of the latest technologies, not only in the textile and clothing sector, but also in other areas of the manufacturing industry.