Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 03:27:14 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

BD wants to present apparels with pride, not blood: BGMEA president

By UNB, DHAKA
24th-Jun-2014       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

President of Bangladesh Readymade Garment Manufacturers and Exporters (BGMEA) Atiqul Islam on Monday said the Bangladeshi apparel factory owners want to project their products through 'Made in Bangladesh with Pride'.
"Some foreign campaigners are engaged in negative publicity against Bangladesh garment products labeling with blood, but we want to project our products as made in Bangladesh with pride, not blood," he said while exchanging views with senior journalists at BGMEA Bhaban in the city.
Atiq, who recently visited USA with Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and also held series of meetings with US Senators, Congressmen, buyers, and retailers, came out with sharp reaction over a letter sent to the American Senators from the Bangladeshi labour leaders.
"We think, this is an anti-state activity. We demand the people who sent the letter to the US Senators should be brought under trial as per law. This is a part of conspiracy," he said.
There is a news report that some labour leaders sent a letter to American Senators brining allegation of labour exploitation in Bangladeshi apparel factories. The letter was sent by local representative of 'IndustriAll', a global labour right and trade union body.
The BGMEA president mentioned that when the Bangladesh delegation, led by the Commerce Minister, met with the Senators, they brought to "our notice about labour exploitation" in Bangladesh garment sector showing the letter.
Referring to their meetings with US Senators and other trade bodies, he alleged that some quarters are sending negative messages against Bangladesh.
"But the Bangladesh delegation has been successful to convince the US Senators and other bodies that situation has improved a lot. Both Bangladesh government and garment factory owners are working hard to improve the situation further, particularly in regard to labour safety, security and compliance issues," Atiq said.
He said it is unfortunate that when hearing on Bangladeshi garment industry takes place in the US Senate committee, no representative is invited from the garment manufacturers. Only garment workers' representatives are invited there.
He said that 98 percent of the factories were found to be safe and compliant with global standard in the recent survey, conducted by USA and European buyers under Accord and Alliance banner. Only 2 percent factories are not up to the mark.
The BGMEA president alleged that though different global brands who take Bangladeshi garments had made commitment to help rehabilitate the workers losing jobs for survey are not keeping their words.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Our inactive diplomacy is deplorable : We shall need armed support


IT'S almost a month since Myanmar has started to push Rohingya Muslims illegally into Bangladesh; creating a burden for an economically weaker country like ours. Our government waiting eagerly for the international power houses to act quickly and solve the problem for us. But all our so-called proven friends like ...

Entertainment »

Antora Azim`s web series Basic Ali


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Few years ago, Antora Azim started her acting career through Adnan Al Rajib’s a play titled Middle Class Sentiment. Under his direction Antora also performed as a model in a TV commercial of Banglalink. Later she took break from media for her study. She again started shooting ...

Entertainment »

Bhoomi item song by Sunny Leone faces Censor scissors - fans to face disappointment


The Censor Board always has a last laugh because of the immense powers vested with it. And with power comes responsibility. The Central Board of Film Certification is a statutory censorship and classification body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. Bhoomi has been at the receiving ...

City »

BNP Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, among others, at a discussion on `Bangladesh`s Position in Rohingya Crises` organised by Bangladesh Youth Forum at the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday.


International »

Trump expresses his hopes for peaceful settlement to ME crisis


AFP, United Nations :US President Donald Trump again expressed his hopes for a peaceful settlement to the Middle East crisis Monday as he met Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Netanyahu was the first leader to have a one-on-one with Trump at the US president's first United Nations General Assembly, an annual ...

International »

Hong Kong leader demands end of independence talk


Reuters, Hong Kong  :Hong Kong's leader urged an immediate end to independence debates in the Chinese-ruled global financial hub on Tuesday, warning that the issue was harming the city's relationship with Beijing's Communist Party leaders.Insisting that the government did not want to intervene on university campuses, Chief Executive Carrie Lam ...

Sports »

Canada`s Brayden Schnur (right) and India`s Yuki Bhambri shake hands after the match during Davis Cup singles tennis tournament action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday.


Editorial »

Rice crisis must be resolved — police action not enough


THE government on day before yesterday directed the law enforcement agencies and Deputy Commissioners (DC) to arrest illegal rice hoarders in the country. The directive comes in the wake of introducing open market sales (OMS) of coarse rice at Tk. 30 per kg, double the previous year's price, across the ...

City »

Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh brought out a procession in the city protesting persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was intercepted by police at Shantinagar intersection on Monday.


Entertainment »

Waluscha De Sousa sets the ramp on fire in an Anj Kreations lehenga


A fashion favourite & Bollywood actress Waluscha De Sousa who made her debut in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Fan was seen walking the ramp at a preview show for an upcoming exhibition named Joya. This exhibition organised by the Moranis of Cineyug held a preview of top 8 designers participating ...

International »

US may stay in Paris climate accord : Tillerson


Reuters, Washington :The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from the Trump administration, which angered allies with its decision to pull out of the agreement.President Donald Trump is willing to ...

Editorial »

N. Korea`s mad rush for nuclear status


NORTH Korea said it was seeking military "equilibrium" with the United States as leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to complete Pyongyang's nuclear programme. North Korea successfully fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, responding to a new round of UN sanctions over its sixth nuclear test with its ...

Sports »

Saida Akter Mou (right) of Bangladesh Ansar & VDP and Rifad Ahmed Sabbir of BKSP pose with their trophies of the girls' singles and boys' singles of the South Bangla Agriculture & Commerce Bank 4th National Junior Table Tennis Championship at the Shaheed Tajuddin Wooden Floor Gymnasium on Sunday.


Entertainment »

Kriti Sanon marks Nat`l Engineers Day


It is a known fact that Kriti Sanon who is today known to be one of the top young actresses in the industry has a background of being an Engineer. The Bareilly Ki Barfi actress came to Mumbai a few years back from Delhi where she was studying engineering with a ...

City »

Jatiyatabadi Projanma `71, organized a discussion titled `Election-time Government: Role of Election Commission and future of democracy at the Jatiya Press Club on Sunday. Among others, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi took part in the discussion.


 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news