The election of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) will be held today amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
Seventy candidates from two panels -- Sammilita Parishad and Forum – are vying in the biennial election in Dhaka and Chattogram.According to the schedule, the voting is set to be held at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden hotel in the capital and the BGMEA office in Chattogram from 10am to 7pm.
There are 1,853 voters in Dhaka and 461 in Chattogram.
The BGMEA Election Board has taken some cautionary measures to avoid the risk of coronavirus transmission.
As part of it, the balloting time has been increased by three hours to 7pm from usual 4pm while all preparations have been taken to follow health guidelines.
This year, each panel has confirmed 35 candidates. Both the panels have picked 26 candidates from Dhaka and nine from Chattogram.
Giant Group Managing Director and former BGMEA Vice-president Faruque Hassan is leading the Sammilita Parishad while former Vice-president of the apparel body ABM Shamsuddin, also chairman of Hannan Group, the Forum in the election.Two panels’ final candidates
Sammilita Parishad’s candidates are: Md Shahidul Haque Mukul of Adams Apparels Ltd, Abdullah Hil Rakib of Brothers Fashion Limited, Md Shahidullah Azim of Classic Fashion, Neela Hosna Ara of Crony Fashions, Md Mohiuddin Rubel of Denim Expert Ltd, Zahangir Alam of
Design & Source Ltd, Khandoker Rafiqul Islam of Designtex Knitwear, Shehrin Salam Oishee of Envoy Design, Tanvir Ahmed of Envoy Fashions, Enthekhabul Hamid of Hamid Sweater, M Kafil Uddin Ahmed of JFK Fashion, Md Imranur Rahman of Laila Styles, Ashikur Rahman of Mayc`s Garments, Miran Ali of Misami Garments, Md Khosru Chowdhury of Nipa Fashion Wear Industry, Md Moshiul Azam (Shajal) of Posmi Sweaters, Md Nasir Uddin of Sadma Fashion Wear, SM Mannan (Kochi) of Seha Design, Shovon Islam of Sparrow Apparels, Mohammed Kamal Uddin of Torque Fashions, Haroon Ar Rashid of TRZ Garments, Arshad Jamal (Dipu) of Tusuka Fashions, Asif Ashraf of Urmi Garments, Md Sajjadur Rahman Mridha of Vintage Denim, Rajiv Chowdhury of Young 4 Ever Textiles, AM Shafiul Karim of ASR Apparels, M Ahsanul Hoq of Amheco Fabrics, Md Hassan (Jacky) of Four H Apparels, Rakibul Alam Chowdhury of HKC Apparels, Tanvir Habib of Legacy Fashion, Mohammed Meraj-E-Mostafa of NLZ Fashion, Anjan Shekhar Das of RSB Industrial, Md Absar Hossain of Top Star Fashions and Syed Nazrul Islam of Well Designers.
Forum candidates are: Rubana Huq of MG Shirtex, Anwar Hossain Chowdhury of AJ Fashions, Shehabudduza Chowdhury of Amity Design, Enamul Haq Khan of Ananta Garments, Vidiya Amrit Khan of Desh Garments, Md Kamal Uddin of Diganta Sweaters, Maashed Rumman Abdullah of Dressmen Garments, A Rahim (Feroz) of Dulal Brothers, Shah Rayeed Chowdhury of Evitex Dress Shir, Mijanur Rahman of Fabrica Knit Composite, Khan Monirul Alam of Fashion.Com Limited, AM Mahmudur Rahman of Friends Stylewear, Md Nafis Ud Doula of Impress-Newtex Composite Textiles, Asif Ibrahim of Keilock Newage Bangladesh, Majumdar Arifur Rahman of Magpie Knit Wear, Tahsin Uddin Khan of Manami Fashions, Navidul Huq of MG Knit Flair, Dr Rashid Ahmed Hossaini of Nexus Sweaters, Iqbal Hamid Quraishi of Odessa Fashions, Mahmud Hasan Khan of Rising Apparels, Rezwan Selim of Softex Sweater, Faisal Samad of Surma Garments, Rana Laila Hafiz of Trouser Line, Mesbha Uddin Ali of Wega Fashion Sweater, Nazrul Islam of Zisa`s Fashion, Mohammad Atique of Arion Dresses, Mohammed Abdus Salam of Chittagong Asian Apparels, Md M Mohiuddin Chowdhuryof Clifton Apparels, Enamul Aziz Chowdhury of Maggie & Liz Corporation, Md Shaif Ullah of Mellow Fashion, Mirza Md Akbar Ali Chowdhury of Ritzy Apparels, Mohammed Didarul Alam of RNSCO Sweaters, Reaz Weaz of Need Apparels and Khondaker Belayet Hossain of Wool World.