BGMEA President Faruque Hassan demanded the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) to finish all construction works of the garment village at Bangabandhu Shilpa Nagar in Mirsarai, Chattogram in the fastest possible time to make ready for setting up factories and start industrial functions.
The call was made when a delegation of BGMEA guided by President Faruque Hassan visited the garment village on February 5 to see the improvement of the construction of its infrastructure and facilities.
The BGMEA delegation included First Vice President Syed Nazrul Islam, Vice President Shahidullah Azim, Vice President (Finance) Khandoker Rafiqul Islam, Vice President Md. Nasir Uddin, Vice President Rakibul Alam Chowdhury and Directors Md. M. Mohiuddin Chowdhury, A.M. Shafiul Karim (Khokon), Md. Hassan (Jacky), M. Ahsanul Hoq and Mohammed Meraj-E-Mostafa (Kaisar). High officials of BEZA were also present on the occasion.
BGMEA team voyaged the site to observe the overall improvement of the infrastructure and road construction, as well as gas, water, electricity connections, common effluent treatment plant (CETP) and other facilities.
Welcoming the government initiative of establishing the garment village, BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said it would help exporters to set up more factories at a convenient place.
He requested the BEZA to expedite the ongoing project works and get the plots fully ready for handover to the BGMEA members who are waiting to set up their garment factories inside the village.
All facilities must be ensured so that garment factories can go into industrial operations smoothly, he said.
Once the garment village is inaugurated and fully operational, it would create employment for a huge number of people and contribute to increasing the country’s earnings from RMG exports, Faruque Hassan further said.
To establish a garment village on a 500-acre site in the industrial city, BGMEA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BEZA on 21 March 2018.