BGMEA President Faruque Hassan has called upon the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) to speed up construction works of the garment village at Bangabandhu Shilpa Nagar in Mirsarai, Chattogram to make it operational for industries in the shortest possible time.
If the industrial plots get ready, RMG factories would be able to go into operation and create employment opportunities for a huge number of people while bringing foreign exchange as export earnings, he said.
He made the call during a meeting with BEZA at its office in Dhaka on November 28.
Private Industry and Investment Adviser to Honorable Prime Minister Salman Fazlur Rahman, MP was present as chief guest at the meeting which was chaired by Executive Chairman of BEZA Shaikh Yusuf Harun.
Former President of BGMEA Md. Siddiqur Rahman, current BGMEA Vice President (Finance) Khandoker Rafiqul Islam, Vice President Md. Nasir Uddin, Director Md. M. Mohiuddin Chowdhury and high officials of BIDA and BEZA were also present at the meeting.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said completion of the industrial site would help RMG exporters to set up factories and thus contribute to propelling the industrial growth in Bangladesh.
He requested BEZA to complete all necessary the infrastructure and road construction, as well as gas, water, electricity connections, and other facilities as quick as possible.