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Businesses seek HC restrictions on hartal, blockade

Businesses seek HC restrictions on hartal, blockade

Four leading business bodies today filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking restrictions on hartal and blockade in the country in an attempt to save business from financial loss. Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Bangladesh Textiles Manufacturers and Exporters Association and Bangladesh Knitwear...

Crude bombs blasted near businessmen’s protest venue

Crude bombs blasted near businessmen’s protest venue

A crude bomb went off near the BGMEA Bhaban at Kawran Bazar in Dhaka where garments manufacturers have been holding a token hunger strike since this morning. None was reported injured in the blast. The businessmen, soon after the blast at 12:30pm, blocked the adjacent road in front of the building of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers...

BGMEA assessing blockade losses

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, the garment makers' platform, has started assessing losses caused by the ongoing blockade. Factory owners have been asked to inform the trade body of the losses they have incurred so far, BGMEA President Atiqul Islam said. “We will disclose the findings very soon,” he added. During the prolonged political crisis in 2013, the BGMEA had taken a similar initiative. The government had also offered incentives to the affected businesses at that time. In 2013, the BGMEA had...

Apparel summit starts today amid optimism

Apparel summit starts today amid optimism

The inaugural Dhaka Apparel Summit sets off today amid hopes of brightening the image of the country's garment sector following two major industrial disasters in a space of six months. Organised by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, the sector's apex trade body, the three-day event is also expected to gain traction for the sector as it aims to cross the $50 billion-mark in exports by 2021. “Our main goal is to disseminate a message to the international communities that the Rana Plaza episode does not reflect the country's garment sector,” BGMEA President Atiqul Islam said at a press briefing on the eve of the event, which will comprise nine...

Tuba owner seeks Tk 30cr loans to turn around

Tuba owner seeks Tk 30cr loans to turn around

Delwar Hossain, managing director of Tuba Group, yesterday sought Tk 30 crore in soft loans from the government to help his businesses turn around. “I have lost everything. I have nothing left to sell for money,” said Hossain with tears in his eyes, while reading a written statement during a media briefing at Hotel...

BGMEA doesn't stand by compliant factories

A former caretaker government adviser yesterday came down on the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, the apex trade body for the garment sector, for its continued support to the sub-contractors who run noncompliant factories. “The BGMEA does not represent the successful entrepreneurs who have already invested to ensure the safety of their workers. It only stands for the sub-contractors, who exploit the cheap labour force, and the politically-linked owners,” said Hossain Zillur Rahman, a former caretaker government adviser. He cited...

Tuba Group distributing July wage among workers

Tuba Group distributing July wage among workers

The authorities of Tuba Group have started distributing wage of July and overtime bills to its workers, who went on hunger strike since July 28 demanding three-month wages and Eid bonus. Hundreds of the workers of the Tuba Group gathered to take their due payments this afternoon at the headquarters of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers...

RMG exports defy odds

RMG exports defy odds

Garment exports continue to go from strength-to-strength one year after the Rana Plaza disaster, rising 17.79 percent year-on-year in April to $1.92 billion. It fetched $19.97 billion in the first ten months of the fiscal year, up 15.37 percent year-on-year, according to data from Export Promotion Bureau. Shahidullah Azim, vice-president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and...

Tofail asks Accord to pay workers of closed factories

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday asked Accord, a platform of 150 clothing retailers and brands mostly from Europe, to pay half of the salaries of the workers who lost jobs temporarily due to factory inspection. The instruction came as Alliance, another such panel of 27 US retailers and brands, has started doing the same. The minister was briefing reporters after a meeting with the officials of Accord, Alliance, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and other stakeholders, at his secretariat in...

Rana Plaza episode: let's not repeat it

The state minister for foreign affairs, on the occasion of the anniversary of Rana Plaza collapse, yesterday urged the garment sector stakeholders not to do business in a way that it endangers people's lives. “Today we should commit that we will not do business which kills people. Personally, I made a commitment today that I will not do such a business which will kill people,” Shahriar Alam, state minister for foreign affairs, said. His comments came at an event organised by...

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