Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) has urged the government to allow limited number of workers for ensuring security and maintenance of the factories.
The organisation sent an application to the deputy commissioner of Narayanganj signed by its president AKM Salim Osman on Monday in this regard.
Expressing full support to the ongoing strict lockdown imposed by the government, the trade body has said that they don’t want to restart the production in their factories but they need employees inside to maintain their expensive modern technology-based equipment.
“Some employees have to be deployed to ensure security in such big factories. Besides, the pressure of gas and electricity remains high due to the closure of factories. Therefore, the control switch board of gas and electricity needs to be checked to protect the factories from unwanted accidents,” the letter reads.
“The machinery of our factories is expensive and these need to be checked on a regular basis,” the letter said, adding that the factory owners need some employees inside to ensure cleanliness and repairing as well.