Desk Report: The readymade garment industry of Bangladesh has every prospect of remaining a preferred sourcing destination in the world and continuing its impressive story of growth, said Faruque Hassan, President of BGMEA. The industry has continued its pursuance of excellence in business capabilities while remaining committed to carrying forward the achievements made in the areas of workplace safety, environmental sustainability and workers’ well-being, he said. He came up with remarks while speaking at an Iftar Mahfil organized by BGMEA for foreign diplomats posted in Dhaka and development partners at city hotel on April 21.
Ambassadors of France, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea and representatives of other embassies including European Union attended the event. Faruque Hassan said “Our industry has brighter prospects and we are determined to make every possible effort to seize all opportunities that lie ahead us.” “In alignment of our objective, we have pinned our focus is to remodel our business from labour intensive to a value-added one through innovation, modern manufacturing, diversification, technology upgrading, up-skilling and re-skilling of our workforce.”
He called upon the Ambassadors to extend their cooperation and support to Bangladesh’s RMG industry to expand market share, enhance business capabilities through collaboration and bring investment in in different promising sectors including high value-added and non-cotton textiles, spare parts, textile machinery. The BGMEA President also sought the support of the diplomats in telling the positive development and stories about the Bangladesh apparel sector to relevant stakeholders in their countries. BGMEA Vice President Shahidullah Azim, Directors and chairmen of different standing committees of BGMEA also attended the Iftar Mahfil.