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TUD to support BGMEA's Centre of Innovation, Efficiency and OSH

Staff Correspondent
06 Nov 2022 21:53:16 | Update: 06 Nov 2022 22:23:47
TUD to support BGMEA's Centre of Innovation, Efficiency and OSH
A delegation from the Technical University of Dresden meets BGMEA President Faruque Hassan in Dhaka on November 6, 2022 — Courtesy Photo

The Technical University of Dresden (TUD) in Germany has expressed willingness to collaborate with BGMEA in providing technical and knowledge support to the Centre of Innovation, Efficiency and Occupational Safety and Health (CIEOSH).

The university showed interest when a delegation from TUD met BGMEA President Faruque Hassan at its office in Dhaka on Sunday, a press release said.

The delegation also attended the kick-off workshop of the Inno Lead@Work “Fostering Innovation, Performance and Resilience through Leadership and & Modern Work-Design” Project, jointly implemented by BGMEA (Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association), TUD and GIZ HELD.

Professor Jurgen Wegge, Professor Petra Kemter-Hofmann, and Professor Lars Fritzsche from TUD, along with Christian Bochmann, project manager of GIZ HELD, joined the workshop.

Among others, BGMEA Vice-President Miran Ali and GIZ Bangladesh Textile Cluster Coordinator Werner Lange attended the event.

During the meeting, the TUD delegation also exchanged views on how BGMEA, TUD and GIZ could work together to develop the CIEOSH.

Through Inno Lead@Work, BGMEA, TUD and GIZ HELD will collaborate to develop the Center of Innovation, Efficiency and OSH of BGMEA, its curriculum and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) through research that will include three studies — IC Study, Training Study and Dhaka Study, read the release.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan, at the meeting, emphasised the importance of innovation and technological upgradation in the ready-made garment (RMG) industry of Bangladesh to facilitate its transition towards a higher level of competency for sustainable growth.

He thanked the Technical University of Dresden and GIZ for their support which would play a vital role in making the CIEOSH an innovative and effective centre of knowledge that would contribute to the development of the RMG industry in the coming days.