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BTMA condemns rumors over textile safety compliance

Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) strongly condemned the rumors regarding safety compliance in Bangladesh’s textile industry.

In a statement issued by Mohammad Ali Khokon, President, BTMA some people were benefiting from a recent fire at a Narayanganj juice production plant by circulating rumors about textile mills.

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Figure: Mohammad Ali Khokon, President, BTMA strongly condemned the rumors regarding safety compliance in Bangladesh’s textile industry.

They are spreading these rumors at both homes and abroad in hopes of smearing the goodwill of local export-oriented industries.

“So, we strongly oppose this and are completely against the spread of this kind of propaganda,” Khokon added.

Khokon added that some of the local authorities involved in setting up and observing Bangladesh’s industrial establishments have been trying to pass the buck regarding the fire.

“We think the authorities concerned are consciously trying to pass the blame from one to another. We request the government to ensure proper justice through an impartial investigation of the fire incident. Otherwise, it will be difficult to prevent such accidents in the future,” told Khokon.

Md Monir Hossain, Chief of the BTMA’s media committee, shared Khokon’s narrative with a group of journalists at a program at a hotel in Dhaka.

“The QIMA, a Hong Kong-based supply chain compliance solutions provider, recently ranked Bangladesh’s garment sector as second in ethical manufacturing,” Hossain said.

The globally trusted McKinsey& Company also praised the country’s garment sector for its transparency, he added.

Still, a section of critics are passing negative comments that are damaging the image of the local garment sector, said the BTMA statement.

He went on to say that some of the local authorities involved in setting up and monitoring the country’s industrial establishments have been trying to pass the buck regarding the fire.

“We think the authorities concerned are consciously trying to pass the blame from one to another. We request the government to ensure proper justice through an impartial investigation of the fire incident. Otherwise, it will be difficult to prevent such accidents in the future,” Khokon said in the statement.

Md Monir Hossain, chief of the BTMA’s media committee, shared Khokon’s statement with a group of journalists at a program at InterContinental Dhaka.

“The QIMA, a Hong Kong-based supply chain compliance solutions provider, recently ranked Bangladesh’s garment sector as second in ethical manufacturing,” Hossain said.

The globally trusted McKinsey& Company also praised the country’s garment sector for its transparency, he added.

Still, a section of critics are passing negative comments that are damaging the image of the local garment sector, said the BTMA statement.

The BTMA also displayed deep shock over the death of 52 workers at the fire at Hashem Foods factory.

“With grave concern, the BTMA has observed that after the fire incident, a domestic and foreign quarter has been trying to disrupt the prevailing peace and order of the country’s industrial sector with various unsolicited statements centering the incident,” BTMA President said.

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