On 28 April, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) leaders met with Customs Bond Commissionerate in Chattogram seeking more cooperation to boost the growth of the readymade garments (RMG) sector in the Chattogram region.
Newly elected board members of the organization paid a courtesy visit to AKM Mahbubur Rahman, Commissioner of Customs Bond Commissionerate, Chattogram.
BGMEA leaders elaborated that, though the garment factories in Chattogram are in closer proximity to port and customs facilities, due to infrastructural difficulties the RMG factories in the region are facing huge challenges.
Syed Nazrul Islam, First Vice President of BGMEA said, “In this difficult times – in addition with COVID-19 global crisis – if the Customs Bond Commissionerate does not ease and expedite their services with the RMG factories, many entrepreneurs will have to shut down their factories.”
Chattogram region is becoming a lucrative place for investors as many development projects, including special economic zones, are coming up, attracting investments here.
BGMEA leaders said that if the Customs Bond Commissionerate facilities and speeds up their services, it would aid industries to grow further in this region.
In the meeting, Commissioner AKM Mahbubur Rahman guaranteed the BGMEA delegation of easing their services to further boost the growth of the RMG sector in the Chattogram region.
Among others from the BGMEA, Vice President Rakibul Alam Chowdhury, Directors Mohammed Abdus Salam, M Mohiuddin Chowdhury, Tanvir Habib, AM Shafiul Karim (Khokon), M Ahsanul Hoq, and Meraj-E-Mostafa (Kaisar) were present during the visit.