BGMEA election panel Sammilita Parishad to work for safe, sustainable RMG industry

Staff Correspondent

16 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BGMEA election panel Sammilita Parishad pledged that if elected it will make all-out efforts turning the country's readymade garment industry into a safe and sustainable one.

Faruque Hassan, the panel leader and Managing Director of Giant Group, made the pledge at a press conference held at the panel office in Dhaka on Monday.

Abdus Salam Murshedy MP, chief election coordinator of Sammilita Parishad, was also present at the programme.

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) is scheduled to hold its next election on April 4.

The apparel sector entrepreneurs elect its leaders every two years. The candidates contest the election under the two panels - Sammilita Parishad and Forum.

Last Thursday, Forum nominated former BGMEA Vice-President ABM Shamsuddin as its panel leader for the upcoming BGMEA Election 2021.

Speaking at the presser, Faruque Hassan said, "the entrepreneurs have made huge investments in the apparel sector but the sector is not getting the due return."

“In future, we will work for branding Bangladesh to scout out the best return from the RMG sector”, he added.

Narrating the growth of new markets for the apparel industry, he said that the share in the new markets have remained stagnant during the last two years.

Sammilita Parishad will work for expanding the market across the globe, he said adding that skills development and increasing productivity through 4IR will be their priorities.

Stressing the need for boosting BGMEA-Media correlation for the better branding of the apparel sector, he said the current Forum-led BGMEA committee has "ruined the relationship between the media and BGMEA."

Abdus Salam Murshedy, chief election coordinator of Sammilita Parishad, also replied that the Forum’s comments on the Parishad leaders remaining busy to grab political chair while in the BGMEA board.

In reply to this comment, he said it is "within the capacity of Parishad leaders." "They had earned it through their integrity along with doing business in the country’s biggest export earning RMG sector.