Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / US envoy suggests actions for safer Bangladesh RMG units
US envoy suggests actions for safer Bangladesh RMG units
20
May '13
Mr. Dan Mozena
Mr. Dan Mozena
In view of the recent tragedies at readymade garment (RMG) manufacturing factories in Bangladesh, the US Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan Mozena has suggested some immediate measures that need to be taken.
 
In his remarks at the ‘National Dialogue on the Savar Tragedy’, Mr. Mozena chalked out three major steps to be taken immediately to support the workers employed in hazardous environments at RMG units.
 
“Firstly, the RMG factory workers’ rights to freely organize (themselves) should be exercised to ensure there is never again a Tazreen or Rana Plaza,” the Ambassador said, according to a statement from the US Embassy in Dhaka.
 
According to him, the workers with a voice would not have gone into Rana Plaza factories, because they would not have been scared of losing their job. “They would be alive today had they had a voice,” the Ambassador said.
 
The US Ambassador added that the second major step should be related to fire safety in the RMG units of Bangladesh. “There needs to be a minimum standard of fire safety, based on the National Plan of Action, applied to all RMG factories with no exceptions.”
 
The final measure suggested by the envoy was on the architecture of the RMG units in Bangladesh. “The factories must be inspected by experts trained and recruited from institutes like Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). A unit of up to 200 experts would be needed and could be managed by the American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects.”
 
Mr. Mozena expressed hope that implementing his suggestions would enable transformation of the readymade garments and the knitwear sectors of Bangladesh.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Pexels

Fashion | On 23rd Jun 2018

Nigerian bank launches N1 bn fund for fashion entrepreneur

Nigeria’s Bank of Industry has set aside 1 billion Naira (N) to...

Courtesy: Tayal

Textiles | On 23rd Jun 2018

Tayal textile factory in Algeria starts exports to Turkey

Algeria’s largest textile factory, the joint Algerian-Turkish company ...

Courtesy: Manhattan Beachwear

Fashion | On 23rd Jun 2018

Manhattan Beachwear in global partnership with BCBG Group

Manhattan Beachwear, the largest swimwear manufacturer in the US, has ...

Interviews View All

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Manfred Mentges
Sedo Treepoint GmbH

We see a higher demand in colour management systems, as customers see big...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel

Krypthm Tradelink LLP is a Surat-based manufacturer of westernwear....

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search