The Ministry of commerce & GTZ has jointly organized a daylong conference named “Compliance Status, Challenges and the Way Forward in Bangladesh RMG Sector” on 15 th November,2009 at the Ballroom of Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka. Honorable Commerce Minister Col (Retd.) Muhammad Faruk Khan ,MP was the chief guest in the inaugural session. Mr. Feroz Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of commerce attended as the guest of honor in the opening ceremony. Mr. Mustafa Mohiuddin , additional secretary & project director, Ministry of Commerce and Dr. Dietrich Stoz, Program Coordinator, GTZPROGRESS also attended at the opening ceremony.
In his address, Mr. Faruk Khan said, Social compliance forum has established under the ministry of commerce. The owners of the factories should maintain the labor right under the Govt. policy and pay wages at the right time. He also said, “Our Government is ready to give any type of support for the RMG”. In the first session everybody delivered their speech and presentation on the “Achievements in the field of Social Compliance in the RMG Sector”.
Mr.Mustafa Mohiuddin, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & project Director discussed about the general overview of the social compliance in the RMG sector. The theme of the second session was “Chal lenges and Opportunities in the field of Social Compliance with Focus on Occupational Health and Safety”. Different presentations on building & construction issues, fire safety and health problems were given in this session. At the final session discusser was focusing on Improving Dialogue and Communication between RMG Management and Workers.