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BD aims to grow 10pc of cotton usage by 2025

Bangladesh, which grows about 180,000 bales (1 bale=218 kgs) of cotton in a year or 1 per cent of the annual demand, now aims to grow I million cotton bales by 2025. The country is now the biggest importer of cotton in the world and spends more than $3 billion on cotton imports annually, of which, India meets 50 per cent of the current cotton demand. Speaking at a press conference, Mehdi Ali, general secretary of Bangladesh Cotton Association cotton(BCA) said, “We have targeted to meet 10 per cent of our yearly demand from domes...

Textile seminar to focus on sustainability

Bangladesh textile seminar that will kick off from February 16 will focus on sustainability in the textile industry. The two-day programme will analyse the Bangladesh textile industry to undertake various corporate social responsibilities. The summit is a platform to connect with textile industry peers, existing customers and potential clients. rmgbdThe conference aims at analysing the Bangladesh textile industry in order to get a better understanding of its textile market and avoid the risks while finding opportunities. The ...

‘New apparel export markets will benefit Bangladesh’

A top advisor to the Bangladeshi prime minster has suggested that the Bangladesh apparel export industry should explore new markets, rather than just concentrating on exporting to the US and the EU. Dr Gowher Rizvi, international affairs adviser to the prime minister observed this while speaking at the ‘BIDS Research Almanac 2016’ held in Dhaka. rmgA leading Bangladeshi daily quoted Dr Rizvi as saying that exploring new regions and countries like Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Africa and Turkey, would accelerate growth and human ...

‘Efficient use of resources will boost RMG exports’

Bangladesh will have to improve the methods of using resources in the textile sector if it intends to reach the target of $50 billion in the readymade garments (RMG) exports. Speakers at a workshop on ‘Reducing Water & Recovering Heat’ highlighted the importance of improving the production efficiency of textile sector using sustainable methods. The workshop that was held in Dhaka, was jointly organised by Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) program of International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group, and the Textile rmgbd

8 lakh RMG workers to get ILO training

Eight lakh ready-made garment (RMG) workers across the country are set to get benefit from an occupational safety and health training programme. The occupational safety and health training programme launched in the capital city yesterday. Entitled the Essentials of Occupational Safety and Health (EOSH), is an innovative training package developed by the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) International Training Centre in Turin, reports BSS. The training programme is being delivered by the Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF) with the support of the ILO and financed by Canada, the Netherlands and United Kingdom, according to a release.

Get women in unions to improve worker rights

Former child laborer Nazma Akter knew she would dedicate her life to improving workers’ rights when she joined her first protest outside a garment factory in Bangladesh when still a teenager several decades ago. From the age of 11, Akter worked 14-hour days alongside her mother on the factory floor where she says unpaid wages and verbal and physical abuse were common. After taking part in the protest in the capital Dhaka, she was beaten by police, fired from her job and blacklisted. But now Akter, 43, campaigns to defend workers’ rights as head of Sommilito Garments Sramik