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BGMEA, Apon to work for improving garment workers’ well-being

Staff Correspondent
22 Mar 2023 19:02:16 | Update: 22 Mar 2023 19:20:05
BGMEA, Apon to work for improving garment workers’ well-being
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Apon Bazar, Bangladesh’s first and largest workers’ wellbeing platform offering discounted grocery, credit facility and health insurance, has announced a partnership with the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

The partnership was announced during a meeting on March 22 at the BGMEA Bhaban in Dhaka. BGMEA President Faruque Hassan and Director Neela Hosna Ara, as well as Apon Managing Director Saif Rashid and Director Yasir Arafat were present during the meeting, read a press release issued Wednesday.

BGMEA president said, “Our workers and employees are the strength of the RMG industry, hence their well-being is crucial for the sector’s sustainable growth. This partnership with Apon is one of the many steps taken by BGMEA to improve the health and well-being of the garment workers.

“We hope more factories will partner with Apon to provide quality services for the workers and employees of garment factories.”

Apon has built a holistic well-being platform and made it successful through its factory-based grocery store chain at its core. Apon provides workers with access to credit at no cost, discount on groceries, and free health coverage and awareness on nutrition and health, read the release.

Apon is currently operating in 26 factories and serving more than 100 thousand workers. This is proven to reduce worker migration, improve productivity, and increase business savings.

“We are very grateful to receive this immense support from BGMEA, and are strongly committed to increasing financial well-being for Bangladeshi workers,” said Apon Managing Director Saif Rashid.