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Bangladesh gradually ensuring garment workers' rights

Bangladesh gradually ensuring garment workers' rights

Ambassador Akramul Qader meets Congressman Whitfield in Washington
Diplomatic Correspondent

Bangladesh has been steadily implementing the commitments made and suggestions elaborated by the US, EU and development partners on workers' rights and safety in the garment sector.
“Yet, it remains a continuous process. Present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is steadfast to sustain the changes to make the RMG sector a clean, dignified and productive sector,” said Akramul Qader, Bangladeshi ambassador to the US.
He spoke at a meeting with Congressman Ed Whitfield, chairman of the US Congress Subcommittee on Energy and Power, at the Capitol Hill, Washington DC on Monday.
The ambassador also requested the congressman to support Bangladesh's efforts to restore the GSP benefits.
Qader said Bangladesh is maintaining over 6 percent growth for more than a decade having a population of nearly 160 million.
He also said Bangladesh is self-sufficient in food and has made headway in sustainable production of rice in water-logged and saline areas.
The envoy said the energy adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit Washington DC soon.
Qader also briefed the congressman on the current status of the trials in the International Crime Tribunal-Bangladesh.
Whitfield was appreciative of Bangladesh for the country's impressive steps to achieve economic emancipation.


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