André van Ommeren, director - International Development, Netherlands Enterprise Agency of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, paid a call on BGMEA President Faruque Hassan at the BGMEA Complex in Uttara, Dhaka on Tuesday.
Charge D'Affaires at the Netherlands Embassy in Bangladesh Thijs Woudstra, Chair of BGMEA Standing Committee on Press, Publication and Publicity Shovon Islam, Chair of BGMEA Standing Committee on Trade Fair Mohammed Kamal Uddin and Managing Director of Standard Group Engineer Mosharraf Hossain were also present at the meeting, read a press release.
They had discussions about various issues of the ready-made garments (RMG) industry, particularly how the Netherlands could collaborate with the sector to support its pursuance of growth in a more sustainable manner.
They also discussed the progress of the ongoing programme being implemented by BGMEA (Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association) in the RMG sector including how participating apparel factories under the Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) programme have reduced their water footprint. PaCT is financially supported by the Netherlands government.
In the meeting, they expressed interest in stepping up collaboration to make the more sustainable and competitive with innovation and technology.