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  • RMG shine to stay

    Bangladesh will remain the apparel sourcing hotspot for international retailers and brands over the next five years because of competitive prices and China's declining market share in garment business, says a global survey.

  • Water: Garments’ invisible price

    Bangladesh boasts as the world’s number two garment exporter. Every third European has a t-shirt made in Bangladesh on his back. Every fifth American wears jeans manufactured in Bangladesh. But this is not a story of how many million pieces we export. This is a story of the invisible price we pay every time a jeans rolls out of a factory in Bangladesh. The western buyers little know how much water, that precious resource, was used to wash and dye his shirt. The figures are mind boggling.

  • Hiring people with disabilities

    According to the World Health Organisation (2011), persons with disabilities make up 15 percent of the population. Developing countries lose up to seven percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the exclusion of persons with disabilities from the labour market. When persons with disabilities have access to skills training, they can significantly meet the rising demand of skilled labour, which provides considerable economic advantages.

  • Export to US down nearly 5 percent

    When it comes to RMG, Bangladesh unfortunately lags behind its biggest competitors since 40 percent of fabrics need to be imported due to the inability of local industry to meet needs on time. Gearing up local yarn makers to become more efficient is a long term affair.

  • Fire at Dhaka RMG factory

    A fire breaks out at a readymade garment factory in Mirpur-1 of Dhaka.

  • RMG worker’s body found at Ashulia factory

    Police recover ed the body of a readymade garment worker at his factory in Ashulia of Savar, outskirts of Dhaka.

  • Time yet to heal Rana Plaza victims' families

    The 24th has become part of Shahida Begum's life. It is the date she goes to the Rana Plaza site every month, be it in the

  • CPD hails reform measures

    The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) yesterday lauded the reforms made after the Rana Plaza disaster to ensure workers' safety at

  • CPD lauds safety steps at factories, says more needs done

    Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) lauds the reforms in ensuring safety standard at garment factories in three years, following Rana Plaza disaster, and adds that more needs to be done.

  • Quest for dawn ends in darkness

    They had come to Dhaka for jobs so they could get out of poverty and help their families. But the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse not only demolished their hopes but also pushed them into endless misery.

  • Pave way for unionisation in garments: HRW

    Bangladesh government should urgently remove legal and practical obstacles to unionization in garment industries, Human Rights Watch says.

  • 58% Rana Plaza survivors still traumatised: survey

    Some 58 percent survivors of deadly Rana Plaza collapse incident are still traumatised and 48 percent of them remain unemployed even after three years of the tragedy, says a survey report of ActionAid.

  • ADB forecasts 6.7% growth for 2015-16

    Banlgadesh’s growth for this fiscal will improve marginaly and stand at 6.7 percent driven by apparel export and domestic consumption, Asian Development Bank forecasts.

  • Invest in healthcare of female RMG workers

    A sector as large and as booming as RMG, with the majority of its 4.2 million workers being young women between 18 and 35...

  • US lauds Bangladesh’s progress on GSP action plan

    The United States has appreciated Bangladesh’s progress on sustainability compact and GSP plan of action, a press release of Bangladesh embassy in Washington DC said.

  • BD-US Ticfa meeting in Washington Monday

    Bangladesh and the United States will hold the second round of Ticfa meeting in Washington on Monday in which Bangladesh will highlight the progress in terms of RMG sector reforms with a high hope to get back GSP benefit in the US market.

  • What will kill RMG: TPP or Fear?

    What will kill RMG in Bangladesh? Trans-Pacific Partnership or security fears? It may certainly be the second one and not the first. To begin with, the full text of the TPP is not yet available.

  • Bangladesh to set up textile park in Gujarat

    Bangladesh is set to join Gujarat’s textile park bandwagon, reports Times of India.

  • ‘Dhaka closely working with US to root out terrorism’

    Bangladesh is diligently working with the United States to root out violent extremism, says Bangladesh Ambassador to the US Mohammad Ziauddin.

  • RMG workers block highway in Gazipur for salary

    Agitating garment workers in Gazipur block Dhaka-Mymensingh highway demanding their salaries and festival bonus for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.

  • 100 workers fall sick at Gazipur RMG factory

    100 workers of a readymade garment factory fall sick for unknown reason at Jarun in Konabari area of Gazipur area.

  • Ctg RMG workers’ blockade causes 4km gridlock

    Workers of three readymade garment factories of Clifton Group put barricade on the Bayezid Bostami Road in Chittagong city, demanding their arrears that triggers around two kilometres gridlock on both sides of the road.

  • 100 RMG workers fall sick ‘drinking water’ at factory

    One-hundred workers of a garments factory had to take treatment at the hospital today after drinking water from the factory canteen.

  • Ban on Rana Plaza movie lifted

    Supreme Court clears way for release and screening of movie Rana Plaza, which is based on the miraculous rescue of garment worker Reshma 17 days into the 2013 collapse of the building in Savar.

  • USAID to give $18m for RMG factory upgradation

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides $18 million for factory upgradation in the garment industry, the lifeline of Bangladesh economy.

  • Please, Mr Minister

    Sitting in a factory in Guangzhou trying to order fire doors for the factories is no fun.

  • Export tax rises to 1pc

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith in his budget speech proposes an increase of tax at source for all export sectors to 1 percent.

  • Call for Rana Plaza victims’ compensation

    Garment workers’ rights bodies call for immediate compensation of Rana Plaza victims and swift punishment for the culprits behind the world’s biggest workplace disaster on the second anniversary of Rana Plaza collapse.

  • Let there be light

    AT the beginning of the industrial revolution, a farmer was also able to make shoes, and the women spent their days making handmade pottery and spinning yarn or cloth.

  • RMG workers sufferings

    Post-Rana Plaza initiatives and sustainability of the RMG sector

    THE tragedy that took place on April 24, 2013 in a suburb of Bangladesh, a few miles away from the capital, became a global tragedy.

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