The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) with an aim to bring sustainable development in the garment manufacturing industries Bangladesh, reports BSS.
As per the MoU, GIZ will implement a joint project undertaken by the Governments of Bangladesh and Germany to help Bangladeshi clothing enterprises enhance their environment-friendly capacity.
Under the initiative, a total of 16 Bangladeshi garment firms would be given support on environment issues like energy conservation, improving chemical management, and implementation and operation of effluent treatment plant, the report said.
BGMEA vice-president (finance) Riaz Bin Mahmud said the implementation of the MoU would bring a change in long-term environmental issues.
GIZ is an international enterprise owned by the German Federal Government, operating in many fields across more than 130 countries. It primarily works with states, state agencies, and the private sector.
Working on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ Bangladesh is currently focusing on three priority areas in Bangladesh—Energy efficiency and renewable energies; Rule of law/justice; and Adaptation to climate change in urban areas.