BGMEA, Fashion Design Council to promote khadi worldwide

Business Desk : The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters (BGMEA) and the Fashion Design Council of Bangladesh (FDCB) intend to forge collaboration to promote and develop high-end fashionable garments using home grown fabrics and materials. The willingness was expressed when FDCB President Maheen Khan and Vice President Emdad Haque met with BGMEA President Faruque … Read more

BGMEA calls for reduction in the price of diesel

Says higher fuel prices are increasing production costs News Desk : The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) recently called for the government to cut the price of diesel as the cost of doing business has risen significantly amid an increase in fuel oil prices and ongoing load shedding. Due to load-shedding, a … Read more

Ershad’s call to prevent RMG fires

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad has urged the government and the  Bangladesh Garments Manufacturer and Exporters’ Association (BGMEA) leaders to take steps to prevent further  casualties in accidents like fire and building collapse in the country’s garment factories. He said, the garment workers through their  hard labour are helping the country to earn foreign currencies,

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BGMEA seeks tax relief on destroyed products

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association has sought tax exemption on the destroyed finished apparel items and raw materials of the five garment factories housed in Rana Plaza building that collapsed on April 24. In a letter sent to the National Board of Revenue early last week, the BGMEA requested the NBR to remit the duties and taxes on

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Garment makers move to right labour wrongs

Share their steps with The Daily Star following international outcry
Against the background of growing concern over labour rights violation in Bangladesh, garment makers yesterday said they had taken the issue seriously and started to improve work environment and maintain compliance in factories. They said garment makers have already engaged the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) “Better Work Programme” to ensure labour

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BGMEA fears short-term slump in apparel export

All workers to get salary, allowances before Eid: assoc
There will be a slowdown in apparel exports for another six months as exports orders from the buyers have slowed down, Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, president of  Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said on Thursday.
Addressing a meeting with the press, he claimed that most of the factory owners have already

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Demolish BGMEA highrise: HC

It says the 15-storey was built on water body violating all rules, gives 90 days to get it vacated
The High Court has ordered the authorities to demolish the 15-storey BGMEA building on Begunbari-Hatirjheel canal, saying it was built on a land acquired through forgery and earth-filled illegally.
In a judgement yesterday, the court asked the tenants to vacate the building and move their belongings within 90 days from the date of receiving the copy of the

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77 candidates file nominations

A total of 77 candidates vying for the posts of director of the executive board of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association filed their nomination papers on Monday.
The contestants are mainly grouped in two panels— one led by the incumbent vice-president Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin and the other by former BGMEA president Anwar-Ul-Alam Chowdhury Parvez

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