Amidst the tough and challenging scenario in the Bangladesh textile and apparel industry 58 new RMG factories have come up with safety compliance and modern, green technology between January to October this year.
Of them, 33 new factories are owned by the existing entrepreneurs and the rest of them are owned by the new entrepreneurs who were not in the textile and apparel industry beforehand, according to Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
Out of these new factories, knitwear 13, woven 14, sweater 8 and mixed items 23. The new units have added cumulative production capacity of 354.45 million dozen pieces per year.
Some 29,999 units of machines for manufacturing knit, woven and sweater items have been imported and installed in the new units, BGMEA data showed.