Globally we are passing a very hard time which was not observed in our life time ever. More or less every industry is suffering. Textile industry is the main earning source of Bangladesh economy and large portion of our population is directly involved in this industry. Textile Focus editor M A Islam Riyadh talked different businessman, stakeholders regarding their observation and planning during the pandemic situation. Key discussion points are mentioned individually-
The time has come to think about health and safety issues
A.S.M. Hafizur Rahman (Nixon) Chief Operating Officer, Swiss Colours Bangladesh Ltd.
The Coronavirus COVID 19 is challenging all of us in extraordinary and unexpected ways. In these unprecedented times, Huntsman textile effects are committed to standing with Bangladeshi companies. This COVID-19 has already changed all of our schedules and way of thinking. The world is ought to change post-COVID-19. Due to the worldwide lockdown of shopping centers, Bangladesh is undoubtedly the worst hit due to this fallen industry since RMG contributes to about 80 percent of their total export and this has incurred a loss of $7 billion to their exchequer. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Covid-19 will add more than 13 million people to the existing 34 million people below the poverty line.
Economic turmoil triggered by the long coronavirus lockdown, battered small and medium-sized businesses are attempting to pick up the pieces. The post-confinement world remains a deeply uncertain one, with many business owners battling for survival and hoping they can hang on long enough to benefit from an economic upturn when it comes. The picture emerging from a swathe of AFP interviews with professionals in a range of industries across the world was initially very bleak — but some now see tentative reasons for optimism
Now, Bangladeshi industries have to focus on safety issues largely. The time has come to think about health and safety issues. We have to do our business with more strategic planning, Utilization of skilled manpower, adopting the latest technological process. Innovation value addition can lead to the industry. Our 2nd generation industry ready to adopt & support any orders or innovation. What we need now is a proper strategy with proper skill adoption.
Hunstman is fully prepared and ready to mobilize teams to help rapidly develop products & optimize processes as production priorities change. During the lockdown, We support remotely as required. Huntsman making every effort to quickly adjust it’s manufacturing and supply chain operations, leveraging regional & global footprint to meet immediate requirements. With the grace of the almighty, we continued our support uninterruptedly to our valued customers. Huntsman newly introduces a few more innovative cost-effective products To support industries in this critical situation to meet the financial challenges.
We as leading dyes, chemical, and auxiliaries supplier trying to support our industry in respect of service, innovative product, and price benefits. The Months Ahead will be challenging for everyone but we are confident that we can overcome all difficulties together.