Environment survey by BGMEA

Protests and clash in different garments is a very common scenery in Bangladesh. Therefore, country’s image get hampered to other countries due to bad environment in garments industry. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has started a survey at the city’s garment factories to see working environment.

The survey has been started under the initiative of the
South Asia Enterprise Development Facility (SIDF) and Bangladesh
Export Oriented Garments Washing Industries Owners Association
(BEOGWIOA).

As part of the survey, a BGMEA team made a visit to
Interstof Apparels Ltd in Gazipur yesterday, said a BGMEA
release.

BGMEA second vice-president M Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin),
vice-president Faruq Hassan, vice-president (finance) M Siddiqur
Rahman and SEDF programme manager Mrinal Sarkar were present on
the occasion.

Director of Interstof Apparel Ltd M Naimul Bashar was
present, among others.

Speaking on the occasion, Shafiul Islam said the survey
would help improve working environment at garment factories
substantially.

Mrinal Sarkar described the step as time befitting and hoped
that the factories would be able to increase their
competitiveness in the world apparel market.

The BGMEA will carry out the survey at 250 factories and
give them an idea about production techniques so that they are
more environmentally compliant.

Around 3.5 million workers are now engaged in the country’s
RMG sector fetching 13 billion US dollars annually, according to
BGMEA.

DHAKA, Jan 9 (BSS)

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