Two ITC partners in Tajikistan, a local textile producer KOTA Global and the Technological University of Tajikistan signed a memorandum on cooperation.
KOTA Global is the newest important player in the Tajik textile industry jointly established in 2019 by Tajik and South Korean entrepreneurs in the southern city of Bokhtar on the bases of the former Resandai Qurghonteppa company. It produces range of clothing, such as school uniform, men’s and children suits, shirts and T-shirts, jerseys, hoodies, jackets, uniforms, as well as other textile products, such as protective masks, and etc. The new joint venture expressed high interest to continue its predecessor’s partnership with the ITC GTEX program.
The Technological University of Tajikistan (TUT) is the only education entity in the country which offers professional education to fashion designers. The TUT has long been siding with ITC to connect the academia and the private textile producers.
The memorandum, signed by Mr. Ilhom Amonzoda, Rector of the Technological University of Tajikistan, and Mr. Kim Chung Bok, General Director of KOTA Global LLC, strengthens the ITC efforts in bridging the academia and the private sector united by the aim to provide the textile job market with professional fashion specialists. The document especially notes internship and employment opportunities for the students in the company, organization of short certified courses and long-term research prospects for the company’s tailors and designers, launch of innovative and creative ideas and initiatives, and etc.
The ceremony, held at the university campus in Dushanbe, was preceded by introductory visits to the TUT special centres and a meeting with professors and students. The event participants and guests visited the Korean IT centre, SECO/ITC-funded Garment Training Centre, as well as the Faculty of Design and Technology’s training rooms. At the Garment Training Centre the participants encountered an on-going session on drafting and sewing, where KOTA Global General Director assessed basic practical knowledge and sewing skills of participants.
KOTA Global also showcased its products at a special open-air space in the university campus.