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RMG industry always looking to increase capability, sustainability: BGMEA

Staff Correspondent
25 Oct 2022 20:13:38 | Update: 25 Oct 2022 20:16:05
RMG industry always looking to increase capability, sustainability: BGMEA
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The RMG industry of Bangladesh is strongly focusing on enhancing business capabilities, attaching importance to sustainability, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan said on Tuesday.

Faruque Hassan made the remark while leading a delegation of BGMEA to meet International Finance Corporation (IFC) Resident Representative Jiyeon Janice Ryu in Korea on Tuesday, read a press release.

IFC has already funded several studies for the RMG sector to explore its opportunities and ways to realise them, he added.

The BGMEA team included Vice President Shahidullah Azim, Director Asif Ashraf, Managing Director of DBL Group M A Jabbar and Managing Director of Hams Group Eng Md Shafiqur Rahman.

IFC Dhaka Senior Country Officer Nuzhat Anwar and IFC’s "Partnership for Cleaner Textile: PaCT" Program Manager Nishat Chowdhury were also present

They had discussions about issues related to the apparel and textile industry, particularly challenges and ways to accelerate environmental sustainability in the sector.

Faruque Hassan apprised the IFC of the progress made by Bangladesh’s apparel industry in the area of environmental sustainability, including remarkable results in reducing water consumption in the clothing sector of Bangladesh through the PaCT program supported by the IFC.

The "Partnership for Cleaner Textile: PaCT" program has been supporting participating factories in reducing the carbon footprint and water footprint, the release added.

One of the studies aims to identify the potential scope of non-cotton textiles and apparel for Bangladesh in the global apparel market and formulate a strategy to develop the country's overall competitiveness and strength in the area.

He requested the IFC Representative in Korea to exchange knowledge and expertise in the area of sustainability from the Korean perspective.

Faruque Hassan invited the IFC team in Korea to the Made in Bangladesh Week which will be organised by BGMEA on 12-18 November in Dhaka to promote Bangladesh and the RMG industry by showcasing its strengths and encouraging stories internationally.