Desk Report: When the country’s textile and apparel sector is growing, over work orders, the gas supply shortage has hit production badly leaving exporters in severe trouble.
Exporters are fearing delays in shipment if the present situation continues or further worsens in the coming days as the industry needs an uninterrupted supply of gas and the textile and washing sector are highly dependent on gas.
The owners and officials of the factory say that the gas pressure in the pipeline is supposed to be 15 psi (pressure per square inch) but it is available from 2.5 to 3 psi.
Especially in the Gazipur- Bhaluka area, are facing a shortage of gas supply for their ongoing production for the last few days.
“From the last few days gas supply is totally less and pressure zero, so hampering our production on the boiler, and washing unit, said Kazi Shariful Alam Reza, Vice President, Sparrow Apparel Ltd.
Due to the Gas crisis, we are facing challenges in our ongoing production and shipment, said Fazlul Haque, GM, admin, Sparrow Apparel Ltd
Due to the gas crisis, we are using diesel, so our production cost increasing said, Shovon Islam, Managing Director, Sparrow Group According to millers, they hope that the government will ensure uninterrupted gas and energy in for the textile sector.
Mirza Nawaz Latif, deputy manager of Titas Gas Gazipur Zone, said, ‘This problem has been going on for the last one month. However, it may take another 20-25 days to overcome the problem.