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BGMEA urges industry owners to invest more in human capital development

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) urges all industry owners to invest more in human capital development to increase their productivity. BGMEA President Siddiqur Rahman said, “Mid-level management is the major part for any garments industry to sustain their activities. We already started Capacity Development Program for Mid-level Managers for RMG Industries.”

Figure: CEBAI President Md. Atiqul Islam, BGMEA Vice President (Finance) Mohammed Nasir, CEO of CEBAI Brig. Gen. Aftab Uddin Ahmad (Retd) and ILO Program Officer Khadija Khondker, among others were also present at the certificate giving ceremony.
Figure: CEBAI President Md. Atiqul Islam, BGMEA Vice President (Finance) Mohammed Nasir, CEO of CEBAI Brig. Gen. Aftab Uddin Ahmad (Retd) and ILO Program Officer Khadija Khondker, among others were also present at the certificate giving ceremony.

“Now India is our main competitor, so we need to give focus more on skill development. If Indian government give lots of support to their industry owners, our government should also try to give all facility for industry owners”, said Siddiqur Rahman.

According to BGMEA, recently they awarded to 52 successful participants of the training program for mid-level managers from 9 factories. The factories are, Islam Group, MB Knit Fashion, Ananta Garments, Knit Concern ltd, KC Print Ltd, Tim Ltd, Natural Denim, Shin Shin Apparels Ltd, and Apex Group. The training program organized by the Center of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI) in collaboration with Bulidtek Consultancy Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka and supported by BGMEA, ILO and H&M.

CEBAI President and Former President of BGMEA, Atikur Rahman said, “CEBAI is working to decrease foreign dependency of our industry. I think to train our workers at nationally recognized standards and it will also help them to earn higher wages.”

Mohammed Nasir, Vice President, BGMEA said, “Every year 1 trillion dollar we loss fromlower productivity of workers due to mentality problem or barriers. I hope the manufacturing sector needs more skilled manpower to attain the targeted export to earn $50 billion by 2021.”

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