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BGMEA, Impactt to work to boost productivity in RMG sector

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Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association president Atiqul Islam looks on as vice-president Reaz-Bin-Mahmood and Impactt Bangladesh Private Limited chairman Rosey Hurst sign a memorandum of understanding at the BGMEA office in Dhaka on Thursday. — New Age photo
 Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association president Atiqul Islam looks on as vice-president Reaz-Bin-Mahmood and Impactt Bangladesh Private Limited chairman Rosey Hurst sign a memorandum of understanding at the BGMEA office in Dhaka on Thursday. — New Age photo

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and Impactt, a leading global ethical trading consultancy, will work together to enhance productivity in the readymade garment sector in Bangladesh.
To this end, the BGMEA and Impactt on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding at the office of the trade body in Dhaka.
‘The initiative under the benefits for business and workers programme will be helpful to improve efficiency for workers in 200 garment factories in the Dhaka and Chittagong areas by December 2015,’ said Rosey Hurst, chairman of Impactt Bangladesh Private Limited.
She said that the BBW programme had already improved efficiency and equality and supported better jobs for workers in 45 factories in Bangladesh.
The WBB programme is an innovative, low cost training and consultancy programme and workers are able to enhance their skills and achieving better social mobility, said Rosey.
‘The partnership with the BGMEA is very important for us as the support of the trade body will enable a more competitive industry which provides better jobs for its workers ,’ she added.
BGMEA president Atiqul Islam said, ‘Increase in productivity in the RMG sector is the challenge of time as the cost of doing business has been increasing gradually.’
He said that the agreement with Impactt marked an important new stage in the transformation of Bangladesh RMG sector.
Department for International Development Bangladesh chief Sarah Cook and BGMEA vice-president Reaz-Bin-Mahmood were present, among others, in the programme. 




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