BGMEA President Faruque Hassan praised the govt. decision to keep the readymade garment (RMG) industry out of the recent restrictions to curb movement on highly COVID-19 infected areas will slow down the virus spreading.
Faruque Hassan said, “The govt. has restricted the movement of 7 districts including Gazipur and Narayangonj to put a brake on escalating COVID positive patients.”
“We praise this move as it is a timely decision for the public interest and safety.”
“To keep the lifeline industry of Bangladesh going i.e. RMG, the govt. opted the industry out of this restraint. We highly applause this decision.”
“For everybody’s knowledge, we want to say that BGMEA for its member factories has drafted a COVID-19 safety guideline. Which is per the Ministry of Health, WHO and ILO. And our apparel factories are strictly following them since the outbreak of the pandemic.”
“To ensure the wellbeing of all the parties involved, BGMEA regularly and strictly monitor it.”
“In most cases, BGMEA found that factories are obliging to the guidelines.”
“Already BGMEA launched 2 state-of-the-art COVID-19 test labs –in Gazipur and Chattogram – for the RMG workers.”
“With all these combined measures, the virus-positive among RMG workers is almost close to zero.”
BGMEA President assured that he would ensure stricter rules to close any loophole so the industry remains safe from the pandemic and keep the backbone sector of the country remains moving.