In a fashion-forward move set to elevate West Bengal’s industrial landscape, Tempe Grupo Inditex, famously known for its iconic Zara brand, is poised to kickstart production in the state before the Christmas bells chime this year. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is currently on an official tour in Spain, the home country of this major textile industry player.
With visionary enthusiasm, Chief Minister Banerjee revealed that the state government is extending a warm welcome to Tempe Grupo Inditex, offering 100 acres of concessional land, along with unwavering support for their expansion endeavors. This exciting development is a testament to West Bengal’s commitment to fostering growth, sustainability, and a prosperous future.
“An exciting development is on the horizon! Tempe Grupo Inditex (Zara), a major player in the textile industry, is expanding its operations. They are partnering with private entities to shift manufacturing to West Bengal, with production set to begin before Christmas 2023,” Banerjee posted on social media platform X.
In her quest to champion West Bengal’s industrial advancement, Chief Minister Banerjee held a fruitful meeting with the top brass of Tempe Grupo Inditex during her visit to Spain. This strategic partnership promises to not only invigorate the textile industry but also enhance the region’s economic landscape.
Banerjee also drew attention to a significant initiative born out of the Bengal Global Business Summit in 2019, where the idea of a ‘Downstream Polymer and Plastic Industry’ segment was conceived, aligning with a collective vision of progress.
In tandem with this groundbreaking industrial development, a new chapter of cultural collaboration between West Bengal and Spain was inked. An MoU between the Publishers & Booksellers Guild, organizers of the International Kolkata Book Fair, and the Madrid Book Fair was signed. This agreement aims to promote and market books, disseminate information related to literature, and nurture bilateral cultural relations.
Representatives from the Publishers & Booksellers Guild are accompanying Chief Minister Banerjee on her visit to Spain, where they are forging strong institutional relationships to create broader platforms for book publishers on both sides. This collaboration signifies not only the exchange of literary treasures but also the strengthening of cultural ties.
As the holiday season approaches, West Bengal prepares to welcome Zara’s magic to its industrial landscape, promising a fashionable and prosperous Christmas in 2023. The synergy between industry and culture exemplifies the state’s commitment to growth and global connectivity.