In Konabari and Gazipur Industrial area, the production of hundreds or textile and garments factories has been hampered for the last one week due to the suspension of gas transmission for a leak in the pipeline at Elenga in Tangail district.
Exporters will face difficulties to exports their products on time and might have to resort to expensive air shipments to meet the deadline. They might have to offer discounts too if they miss the deadline.
Factories at Konabari, Shafipur, Rajendrapur, Kashimpur, Mouchak, Mirzapur, Gazipur, Ashulia, Savar and Kaliakoir areas are the worst affected, said industry insiders.
More than 1,200 textile and garment factories have either suspended production or are running with electricity. They met the prime minister on Monday to express their concern and also expressed their concern to the energy minister as the factory owners have been suffering for the last one week.
There are about 400 composite mills in those areas. They want an immediate solution -- as the owners will face difficulties in the timely shipment of goods for the production halt.