BIDA’s Europe trip to showcase a different Bangladesh

2018/04 22 05:04

The Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) is taking a large delegation of businessmen and officials to Brussels and the Netherlands to showcase what the country can offer to the Europe. The focus has changed from telling other countries what we need to conveying what our country can offer, according to BIDA executive chairman Kazi M […]

Bangladesh garment manufacturers call for fair pricing

2018/04 22 05:04

Bangladesh garment manufacturers want a ‘commensurate adjustment’ by global brands and retailers in pricing and sourcing garments from developing countries like Bangladesh. They conveyed this at a recent seminar on responsible garment supply chain organized at The Hague by the TMC Asser Institute, a leading think tank in the Netherlands. Representatives from the civil society, […]

Over 450 companies to exhibit at Garmentech 2018

2018/01 25 12:01

More than 450 companies from 24 countries will reach out to the entire cross section of decision makers and technical personnel in the RMG sector of Bangladesh at Garmentech 2018, beginning January 24. The four-day show will showcase the latest global technology in apparel manufacturing. Bangladesh RMG aims to achieve exports worth $50 billion by […]

BGMEA urges Kyrgyzstan to increase apparel import

2018/01 16 12:01

Temirbek Erkinov (left) with Siddiqur Rahman; Courtesy: BGMEA The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has urged Kyrgyzstan to increase its apparel import from Bangladesh. At a meeting with Temirbek Erkinov, honorary consul of Kyrgyz Republic in Bangladesh, at the BGMEA office in Dhaka, BGMEA president Siddiqur Rahman discussed scope of bilateral trade between […]

Bangladesh panel to revise minimum wage for garment workers

2018/01 16 12:01

The Bangladesh labour and employment ministry recently formed a panel by including representatives from trade bodies and labour organisations in its existing four-member permanent wage board. The panel will present its recommendations in six months on minimum monthly wage revision, after which the government will finalise the new wage structure. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters […]

Bangladesh: Safety, compliance, welfare ruled RMG sector

2018/01 05 06:01

Decisions to amend relevant laws, restart 13 closed mills, cover garment manufacturing-exporting units under the labour ministry’s welfare fund, adopt standard operating procedures of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), map all garment factories and act on workplace safety and compliance marked the year in Bangladesh’s textile and garments sector. Dipesh Satapathy sums up the developments. […]

Safety, compliance, welfare ruled Bangla garments sector

2018/01 01 18:01

Decisions to amend relevant laws, restart 13 closed mills, cover garment manufacturing-exporting units under the labour ministry’s welfare fund, adopt standard operating procedures of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), map all garment factories and act on workplace safety and compliance marked the year in Bangladesh’s textile and garments sector. Dipesh Satapathy sums up the developments. […]

Bangladesh opens first-ever garment factory for prisoners

2017/12 28 13:12

Bangladesh home minister Asaduzzaman Khan recently inaugurated the country’s first-ever garment factory to facilitate income of prisoners at the Narayanganj district jail. The Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association trained around 400 prisoners to run the factory in two shifts. Their earnings will be credited to their respective accounts. The prisoners can either send the […]

Bangladesh to revive 13 textiles mills under PPP mode

2017/12 21 08:12

Bangladesh will restart 13 textiles mills, shut down 25 years ago due to losses, and run them under a public-private partnership (PPP) initiative. The cabinet committee on economic affairs has approved a proposal from the Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (BTMC) in this regard. The private party will implement, maintain and market products of the project. […]

Dhaka to host global summit on textile industry in Feb

2017/12 18 16:12

The Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) will organise the first ever Bangladesh Fashionology Summit in Dhaka on February 12 to bridge the gap between the present and the future of the textile and fashion industry. Global brands, garment makers, technology companies, fabric producers and software service providers will participate in the day-long event. BAE wants to […]