Commitment to compliance is key to Bangladesh: PM | Trade News Bangladesh
Home » News » Trade News » Commitment To Compliance Is Key To Bangladesh Pm

Commitment to compliance is key to Bangladesh: PM

Share: 
      Newsletter

READ MORE ON Bangladesh Garment IndustryDhaka Apparel SummitTrade News Bangladesh

Sheikh Hasina-Dhaka Apparel Summit

Image Courtesy: newagebd.com

One of the major subjects that were discussed at the Dhaka Apparel Summit held recently in Dhaka, Bangladesh was the steps that the Government has been taking to maintain and sustain the relationship between employers and workers in the readymade garment sector. While addressing the Summit, the Premier of Bangladesh said the Government is committed to ensuring compliance with regard to labour rights, workplace safety and environmental standard in Bangladesh’s apparel and textile industry as its contribution to the economy of the country is huge.

Sheikh Hasina asserted that several initiatives are underway to ensure the legal rights of the workers and also the formation of many welfare-oriented programmes like Labour Welfare Foundation and Welfare Fund for the workers in the export-oriented industries. Besides, the Government has also strengthened the Department of Inspection of Factories and Establishment for improving the environment of factories and ensuring their safety, she said.

“Measures have also been taken to strengthen the Minimum Wage Commission apart from granting right to do union at EPZs, amendment of labour laws and issuance of labour rules for protecting worker’s rights,” reaffirmed the Prime Minister.

Also ReadLabour Unrest: Bangladesh garment industry faces the brunt

The industry in recent years has achieved higher compliance standards in terms of wages, workplace safety, norms, practices and harmonious industrial relations. “There has been a 77 per cent increase in basic wage. The assessment of all the 3,869 factories as recommended by global brands and retailers has been completed. The factories are now working hand in hand with global brands and retailers to ensure international standards. Every factory has an Occupational Safety Committee where employers and workers are working together,” she added.

Additionally, the Prime Minister said the setting up of Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) has been made mandatory by the Government before establishing any industry. Measures have also been taken to set up ETPs in big housing projects to safeguard the workers and the environment.

 

Have some news? Let us know on news@apparelresources.com

Recommended by Apparel Resources

A.T.E. reinstates its focus on textile machinery segment

A.T.E. Group has decided to shift its focus back on textile machinery segment. The company had recently shut down its garment machinery supply business as it was not able to...

India creates 7,50,000 jobs in textile & garment industry

Unveiling an estimate, Ministry of Textiles (MoT), India has said that the country created over 7,50,000 jobs in textile and garment industry last...

Baraka Power buys Bela Fashions to venture into garmenting business

Bangladesh-based Baraka Power has acquired an export-oriented woven garment factory Bela Fashions to venture into garment business. The deal has been finalized by...

India’s Co-optex manages Rs. 315 crores sales in ’16-17

India-based Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers′ Co-operative Society Ltd., popularly known as Co-optex, noted record sales of Rs. 315 crores during 2016-17 fiscal. It...

New centre in Sri Lanka to train youth for garment industry

A collaborative initiative between Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) and the District Secretary for Mullaittivu and garment industrialists to establish a new garment factory...

Vietnam sees India as potential apparel supplier

“The clothing and textiles segments are overly dependent on raw material imports from China,” averred Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai, Deputy General Secretary, Vietnam...

TATPL coming up with garmenting unit in Jharkhand (India)

Jharkhand (India)-based Thriveni Apparels and Textiles Private Limited (TATPL), which signed an MoU with the State Government to set up a garment manufacturing...

Huntsman merges with Clariant to form US $ 20 billion company

Cementing the merger deal, Clariant AG has announced to buy Huntsman Corporation for about US $ 6.4 billion in stock. The deal has...

PRGMEA seeks Rs. 60 billion support for garment industry

Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) has urged Government of Pakistan to grant at least Rs. 60 billion for the garment...

Ethiopia puts China on top for FDI influx

“Ethiopia’s current focus is on industrialization and building competitive manufacturing industry and China is our top priority as a source of high-quality manufacturing...