The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has urged the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (Beza) to complete the construction of a “garment village” at the Bangabandhu Shilpa Nagar in Mirsarai, Chattogram in the quickest possible time.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan made the call while leading a delegation that recently visited the Bangabandhu Shilpa Nagar to see the progress of the garment village, according to a press release.
Welcoming the government initiative to establish the garment village, he said the move would help exporters set up more factories in a convenient location.
So, he asked the Beza authorities to expedite the ongoing construction work and get the plots fully ready for handover to BGMEA members who are waiting to establish manufacturing units inside the village.
“All facilities must be ensured so that garment factories can go into operation smoothly,” he said.
Once the garment village is inaugurated and fully operational, it would create employment for a huge number of people and contribute towards the country’s earnings form garment exports, Hassan added.
To establish the garment village on 500 acres inside the industrial city, the BGMEA signed a memorandum of understanding with Beza on March 21, 2018.
Beza officials assured the visiting BGMEA leaders that the garment village would be completed and handed over in the shortest possible time.
Source : The Dailystar