Friday, March 23, 2007

BRACNet-GP Business Finder

BRACNet in collaboration with Grameen Phone (largest GSM service provider in Bangladesh- A Telenor Subsidiary) has launched a new program where you can find many SMEs in Bangladesh. The program is called bracNet-GP Business Finder. This program is still in beta stage as stated on the site.

This program will support Grameen Phone (GP) users to get Yellow Pages support for its subscribers. In that view, they have also made a mobile version of the bracNet-GP Business Finder, which GP believes will help their Business Solution users.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Bangladesh Woven Garments & Apparels SME Directory

The Garments Industry in Bangladesh is experiencing a viral growth. Government Policy, congenial environment, and most of all immense & growing world demand for Bangladeshi garments or human resource. This success is attracting several parties like: raw material exporters, technology vendors, textile investors, and a lot of other who are directly or indirectly related with the Garments & Apparel Industry of Bangladesh.

At present, it is obvious that 1 out of 3 SME is either directly related to the Garments or Apparel Industry of Bangladesh or falling somewhere in their supply chain. Before the split of Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BKMEA),
Bangladesh Garments Manufacturer & Exporters Association (BGMEA) was a large Trade Association representing almost all the textile/garments/apparel manufacturers
& exporters in Bangladesh.
However, currently BGMEA represent the largest Association of only Woven Garments and Apparels Industry of Bangladesh.

BGMEA sponsors a trade portal named The portal lists Woven Garments & Apparels Manufacturers, Dealers, Exporters, Stockiest, Raw Materials & Accessories Suppliers, and Buying Houses. The links to specific directories to search SMES are: