Secys, foreign envoys review progress
Secretaries to the commerce, labour, and foreign affairs ministries and envoys of five foreign countries yesterday reviewed the progress so far made in the reform programmes in the country's ready-made garment (RMG) sector.
A meeting they held at the foreign ministry was part of the ongoing process of "3 plus 5" to get how to support Bangladesh's RMG sector.
European Union Ambassador in Dhaka Pierre Mayaudon, US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat, the Canadian high commissioner, Senior Secretary of Ministry of Commerce Hedayetullah Al Mamoon and Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque also were present.
Sources in attendance said countries like the USA, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the EU reiterated their commitment to help the sector grow.
The diplomats termed the progress made so far a "very promising sign". The diplomats also got a strong signal that very important and critical rules will be issued by Bangladesh's government at the end of August, which will allow the new revised Labour Act to be enforced everywhere, said the meeting source.