Dhaka, May 04 – Readymade garment (RMG) workers of factories that were kept shut during the general holidays, will receive 65 percent salary for the month of April.
RMG factories reopened amid risk of losing market: Qauder
Awami League general secretary Obaidul Qauder on Thursday said garment factories around Dhaka have been reopened on a limited scale as there is a risk of losing international market of RMG products due to corona crisis.
Reopening factories premature decision, say health experts
As owners have started reopening some of their RMG factories amid the growing coronavirus cases, health experts said such a ‘premature’ step may trigger a deadly outbreak of the virus.
Bgmea gives draft guideline to run factories amid Covid-19
Dhaka, April 26 – Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Saturday released a draft guideline and asked its members to follow them while running factories amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Embroidery workers block road in Dhaka City for arrear wages
Workers of embroidery factories blocked a road in Adabar area of the city on Friday morning demanding that their arrears be cleared.
’69pc Bangladesh RMG workers stop sending money to families’
Dhaka, April 24 – About 69 percent of the readymade garment (RMG) workers who used to send money to their families in villages have stopped doing so after the coronavirus outbreak, a recent study found.
Some export-oriented units could reopen on condition: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the government has a plan to allow the reopening of some export-oriented industries on a limited scale if the guidelines on health and safety are properly maintained and protective measures taken for their…
Bill Gates says he is stepping down from Microsoft board
Redmond, Wash, AP/UNB – Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Friday he is stepping down from the company’s board to focus on philanthropy.
98 workers who fled BD EPZs held, sent to home quarantine
Ten microbuses full of workers of different Export Processing Zones (EPZ) factories who fled in fear of coronavirus infection, were held while entering Khagrachhari early Friday.
Our workers would die of starvation if not from coronavirus
“If our workers don’t die from coronavirus, they’d die of starvation.” This is the stark assessment of how the pandemic is impacting the clothing industry from garment factory owner, Vijay Mahtaney, the chairman of Ambattur Fashion India.
BB asks to open MFS accounts for industry workers
News Desk Bangladesh Bank (BB) has issued an instruction on opening mobile financial service (MFS) accounts for all workers and employees of export-oriented industries and factories by April 20 to facilitate providing salaries and allowances from government’s financial package.
Consider closing RMG factories to tackle virus: Mayor Khokan
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSSC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon on Saturday called upon the Commerce Minister to consider shutdown of garments factories to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
DCCI for creating emergency fund for MSM Enterprises
Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has urged the government to create a three-year Emergency Fund with 1 percent interest to support the financially stressed local Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and informal sector for paying salary to…
Auto industry races to make ventilators during virus crisis
The automotive industry is offering its expertise and manpower to the hospital sector as it gears up to build mechanical ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, an initiative that is being met with some scepticism.
BGMEA recommends closure of factories
Dhaka, March 26 – President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Dr Rubana Huq urged the owners to consider the closure of their factories as the nation is fighting to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
BD garment exporters want shipments, production till July
So far $1.5bn lost impacting lives of 1.2mn workers, says BGMEA President Dhaka, March 23 – Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has urged the international community and brands to take in all their goods and allow shipments and…
Bangladesh decides to keep factories open amid virus scare
Dhaka, March 22 – The government on Saturday decided to keep all factories across Bangladesh open even as the health authorities reported new cases and confirmed the second death from coronavirus.
Apple temporarily shuts stores outside China to fight virus
Tech giant Apple is closing its stores outside of China for two weeks and will only sell online as part of efforts to fight the global viral pandemic.
Coronavirus may affect mobile handset production in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 13 – As the coronavirus concern continues to intensify, local manufacturers fear that a prolonged epidemic may severely affect cellphone handset production in Bangladesh.
US for greater collaboration among RMG stakeholders in BD
The United States has urged Bangladesh to increase collaboration with private and civil sector stakeholders in its readymade garment industry.
737 Max: Debris found in new planes’ fuel tanks
Boeing’s crisis-hit 737 Max jetliner faces a new potential safety issue as debris has been found in the fuel tanks of several new planes which in storage, awaiting delivery to airlines.
Volkswagen Group’s global vehicle deliveries up in November
Berlin, Xinhua/UNB, Dec 14 – Worldwide group vehicle deliveries of Germany’s largest car manufacturer Volkswagen rose by 5.1 percent in November year-on-year, it announced on Friday.
Skills dev of Bangladesh’s 1.5 mn RMG workers on cards
Dhaka, Nov 28 – The government has taken an initiative to conduct a training programme for the skills development of some 15 lakh RMG workers, aiming to ensure sustainable development of the sector and facing the challenges ahead.
IMO lauds BD initiatives to improve ship recycling standard
Dhaka, Nov 28 – Secretary-General of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Kitack Lim has deeply appreciated various initiatives taken by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government to improve ship recycling standards in Bangladesh.
Cotton warehouse catches fire in Gazipur, near Dhaka
A fire broke out at a cotton warehouse of NR Textile Mill in Porabari area here on Saturday morning.
Coal-fired power plants only to invite disasters: Activists
Bangladesh is going to face a great environmental disaster due to the government’s move to set up 29 coal-fired power plants across the country in the next few years, feared a number of organisations on Wednesday.
Dhaka North Mayor for sustainable plans in apparel Industry
Dhaka, Nov 06 – Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Md Atiqul Islam on Tuesday underscored the need for sustainable plans for a good and prosperous apparel industry.
Probe body formed over Star Jute Mill fire in Khulna
A five-member probe body was formed to investigate the fire incident at state-owned Star Jute Mill in Chandani Mahal area in Dighalia upazila on Monday night.
Misha re-elected president of BD Cholochitro Shilpi Samiti
Dhaka, Oct 26 (UNB) – Actor Misha Sawdagor has been re-elected president of Bangladesh Cholochitro Shilpi Samiti, defeating actress Arifa Pervin Zaman Moushumi in the biennial election.
Samsung heir Lee appears in court for corruption retrial
Seoul, Oct 25 (AP/UNB) — Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong appeared in court on Friday for his retrial on the corruption allegations that partially fueled the explosive 2016 scandal that spurred massive street protests and sent South Korea’s then-president to…