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12:57 PM, April 21, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:58 PM, April 21, 2016

TIB lauds safety measures for RMG workers

Transparency International Bangladesh has lauded the improvement of the safety standard at ready-made garment industries and termed the development “revolutionary”.

Dr Iftekharuzzaman, executive director for the anti-graft watchdog, came up with the comment today, days ahead of the third anniversary of Rana Plaza disaster.

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“Of the 102 initiatives taken for the RMG factories, 77 were fully implemented,” he said. The rest should be implemented as soon as possible, he told a press conference at TIB office in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi.

Rana Plaza collapse is the country's deadliest industrial disaster that took place on April 24, 2013. At least 1,136 people – mostly garment workers – lost their lives in the disaster and twice as many were injured.

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The man-made disaster – the biggest industrial disaster of the century – triggered a huge outcry home and abroad over workers’ safety in Bangladesh’s RMG sector.

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