RMG sector now role model for safe working condition

April 23, 2018

The country’s apparel makers claimed on Saturday that Bangladesh’s readymade garment sector has become a role model in the world for its safe working condition due to vigorous safety initiatives taken by the entrepreneurs after the Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013. ‘Rana Plaza collapse was the turning point for the country’s RMG sector and following the disaster, factory owners have been paying attention to ensure a safe working condition as well as a sustainable industry. Bangladesh has become a role model in the world in creating safe working condition,’ Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association president Md Siddique Rahman said at a press conference. The BGMEA organized the conference at its headquarters in Dhaka on the eve of fifth anniversary of Rana Plaza building collapse, the worst ever industrial incident in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1,100 people, mostly garment workers. The BGMEA president said that following the tragic incident, the trade body had worked closely with three safety initiatives, Accord on Fire Safety in Bangladesh, a platform of European retailers, Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a consortium of North American buyers, and National Action Plan adopted by the government of Bangladesh, to ensure safe working condition in the RMG sector. ‘In last five years, the RMG sector gained enough maturity and new factories were set up in line with Bangladesh National Building Code and other safety standard,’ Siddiq said.

Source: RMG BD