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RMG industry prioritising technological boost: BGMEA president

Staff Correspondent
27 Nov 2022 20:15:42 | Update: 27 Nov 2022 20:17:19
RMG industry prioritising technological boost: BGMEA president
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Bangladesh’s RMG industry is putting emphasis on technological upgradation on various fronts, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan said on Sunday when the delegation from a UK company called on him.

“The industry is placing importance on the manufacturing process to design development, productivity improvement, environmental sustainability, resource efficiency, and quality enhancement to workers’ well-being,” he added.

UK company -- ES3G Limited CEO Kris Van Broekhoven and Bangladesh Country Manager Munawar Uddin called on Faruque Hassan at BGMEA Complex in Dhaka, read a press release.

“We are preparing to meet the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution.

“By embracing technological advances and developing the skills of workers, we aim to turn the challenges into opportunities as technological upgradation will contribute to enhancing our industry’s competitiveness in the coming days,” the BGMEA chief added.

ES3G CEO Kris Van Broekhoven said, “We are delighted that the BGMEA is keen to support new technologies that increase transparency in worker rights.

Bangladesh has led the way with the Alliance, Accord and other initiatives, bringing a lot of investment in ESG to Bangladesh, which has the highest number of green garment factories in the world.”

“With BGMEA’s help, our technology can support increased transparency and better communication of worker treatment to retail buyers and brands and their own customers online and in-store,” Broekhoven added.

Faruque Hassan and the ES3G delegation discussed issues related to technological advances that have been shaping the fashion industry globally, especially how technology can help Bangladeshi garment factories to showcase their human rights credentials internationally.

Their discussion also covered ES3G’s technology which is already being deployed across garment factories in Bangladesh, bringing a new level of transparency to the industry.

Chair of BGMEA Standing Committee on Press, Publication and Publicity Shovon Islam was also present at the meeting.