Staff Correspondent: Textile Engineering Division of The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh – IEB organized a Seminar on “Dominance of Foreign Employees in the Textile & RMG Industry of Bangladesh – Framework for the Future of Bangladesh “on 18 September at Council Hall of IEB on the Capital. More than 200 local textile professionals, expert textile university teachers, and IEB members were present at the seminar.
Freedom Fighter Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal MP, Minister, Ministry of Home Affairs were present as Chief guest were Engr. Md. Abdus Sabur, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary, Bangladesh Awami League. Were present as a guest of honor; Engr. Masudur Rahman, Chairman, TED-IEB presided over the seminar. Engr. Syed Atiqur Rahman, Secretary, TED-IEB hosted the seminar.
Engr.Md Mozaffar Hossain MP, former president, ITET; Engr.Md Nurul Huda,President ,IEB; Prof.Engr. MA Kashem, Vice Chancellor of BUTEX; Engr. Md. Nuruzzaman, VP of IEB; Engr. Shafiqur Rahman, CIP, President ITET; Engr. AKM Nurul Islam, Founder Chairman TED, IEB; Engr. SM Sirajul Islam, Ex-Chairman, TED-IEB; Engr. Md. Shadat Hossain Shiblu, GS of IEB; Engr. Md.Ashad Hossain, Vice Chairman, TED-IEB; Prof. Dr. Engr. Mohammad Ali, Dean Faculty of FTMBS, BUTEX; Waliul Islam Swapon; Engr. Rakibul Islam, Centre Member of TED-IEB spoke at the seminar.
Prof Dr.Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor of BUFT presented a Key Note on the Dominance of Foreign Employees in the Textile & RMG Industry and its impact. In this seminar a Journal of Textile Engineering,issue-01 launched by TED of IEB.
Honorable Chief Guest, Home Minister, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal MP said that you will decide whether foreign workers are needed or not in the country. The Ministry of Home Affairs checks whether the foreign workers are working properly and whether they are staying in the country for a longer period of time.
Textile engineers are not unemployed. You can help the Ministry of Home Affairs. Makes the environment of the textile and apparel industry beautiful. Wherever you need legal assistance, we will be with you. You will do the research. It is expected to develop this industry, he added.
We have self-reliance capability in the textile and apparel industry There are 170 green factories in this country. Many workers are working If these workers get up-to-date training, the dependence on foreign countries will be reduced. Taxing foreign workers will increase the country’s income said, Engr. Md. Abdus Sabur, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary, Bangladesh Awami League and former president, IEB.
Speakers also said, Our textile and clothing industry is dominated by workers from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka They are working more time say three months Textile engineers are not getting jobs in factories and organizations related to the textile and clothing industry If the weaknesses of the domestic textile engineers are not quickly identified and solutions are not taken, a more dire situation will be created in the future.