President and Group Managing Director of CEMS Global, Meherun N. Islam, paid a courtesy call on BGMEA President Faruque Hassan at the latter’s office in Gulshan, Dhaka on February 20.
They had discussions about how BGMEA and CEMS Global could collaborate to promote the apparel industry of Bangladesh at home and abroad, especially by organizing international exhibitions.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said Bangladesh’s RMG industry has made tremendous progress especially in the past decade, earning more trust and confidence of brands and buyers as the world’s preferred destination for apparel sourcing hub.
He said, “Today our clothing factories are not only safer, but also have become more dynamic, modern, energy-efficient and environment-friendly. Bangladesh has by far the highest number of green garment factories in the world.”
Buyers and international stakeholders should be given opportunity to have first-hand experience of the excellence Bangladesh has achieved in the areas of workplace safety, environmental sustainability, ethical manufacturing, he said.
They also should be given opportunity witness the industry’s developments in terms of product diversification, skills development, technological upgradation, innovations in product development and process optimization, he added.
Highlighting the need for organizing international expositions on Bangladesh’s garment industry, Faruque Hassan said when international stakeholders including buyers will come to Bangladesh and see the garment industry, their perception of what they heard or learnt earlier from others will be changed.