BGMEA proposes special task force for apparel sector

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

10-January-2020  |  1 min read

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The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), the country’s apex garment makers’ body, recently requested the Government to form a special taskforce to ensure coordination among the ministries and departments in adopting and implementing necessary policies to protect the interest of the country’s readymade garment sector.

The President of the traders’ body, Dr. Rubana Huq in her letter written to Prime Minister’s Office Principal Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus, proposed formation of the task force.

According to media reports, the BGMEA President requested the Principal Secretary to form the task force to ensure inter-ministerial coordination for speedy implementation of the urgent and long-term sector-related measures, while also asking for policy support to set up plants for artificial fibres to remain competitive in the global market.

Dr. Rubana also requested the Principal Secretary to introduce ‘prevailing wage’ instead of the minimum wage and to ensure balance between wage and skill.

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