BRAC teams up with BGMEA to support apparel factories

Published : 28 Nov 2021 08:52 PM

BRAC has expressed interest in partnering with the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) to support the apparel factories in adopting sustainable technological solutions and with relevant knowledge.

A BRAC delegation met BGMEA President Faruque Hassan Saturday. BGMEA Vice-President Shahidullah Azim also attended the meeting, reports UNB.

They discussed tentative areas where the BGMEA and BRAC could work together for the betterment of the readymade garments (RMG) industry.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said Bangladesh's RMG industry has made considerable strides towards environmental sustainability and has continued its efforts in the area.

He called upon BRAC to support garment factories, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in embracing technological solutions for cleaner production.

The BRAC delegation included Barrister SK Jenefa K Jabbar, director of human rights and legal aid services, social compliance and safeguarding at BRAC; Md Zillur Rahman, programme head of BRAC water, sanitation and hygiene programme; Khadiza Ahmed, senior manager, Mahjabeen Ahmed, manager, knowledge management, innovation and fundraising; Patrick Mostyn, programmes partnerships manager for Asia, BRAC UK, and Coral Flemming, program partnership officer, BRAC UK.