Move to collect information on foreigners engaged in RMG sector receives lukewarm response, says report

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

08-July-2019  |  1 min read

Bangladesh Garment Industry
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The move by Bangladesh’s apex garment makers’ body, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association’s (BGMEA), to collect information from its member units on foreign nationals employed with their respective factories failed to evoke satisfactory response, claimed a recent media report.

As per the report, 52 factories out of total 4,500 member units have provided information on foreign citizens working for them, which stands at 177.

According to the BGMEA data, out of the 177 foreign employees, around 48.6 per cent are from India, 25.4 per cent from Sri Lanka, 13.0 per cent from China, 8.4 per cent from South Korea, 1.7 per cent each from Pakistan and Turkey and 1.1 per cent from the Philippines.

Of these, 27.1 per cent are engaged in production section, followed by 11.30 per cent in quality control and 9.0 per cent in the sewing department.

Besides, 6.2 per cent are engaged in marketing, 5.6 per cent in each of industrial engineering and sample sections, 4.5 per cent in technical, 3.4 per cent in maintenance and 0.5 per cent in research.

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