COVID-19 infections are now rampant in the country. Given this, the government has permitted to keep the readymade garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh open subject to special conditions to keep the progress of the RMG industry high despite strict restrictions across the country.
The BGMEA has formulated a number of effective policies following the rules of the World Health Organization to prevent the transmission of the virus, which must be followed in every factory. BGMEA’s inspection committee at the factory is ensuring regular hygiene.
As part of this program, Asif Ashraf, Director, BGMEA, and Managing Director of Fakhruddin Textile Mills Ltd. (a sister concern of Urmi Group) inspecting apparel factories.
In addition, BGMEA has started vaccination program to garment workers in Gazipur started on July 18. The leading apparel trade body has also sought support from the US and EU to assist in rapid vaccination of readymade garment workers in Bangladesh.