Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Apparel industry to employ 10,000 women of monga-prone areas
Apparel industry to employ 10,000 women of monga-prone areas
Aug '10
Apparel industry promises jobs to almost 10,000 women, who are caught in the continuous cycle of poverty in Bangladesh's 'monga' prone areas.

Northern Areas Reduction of Poverty Initiative (NARI) is the project, which has been taken up for empowering women by providing them job opportunities in Export Processing Zones (EPZs).

October and November months are known as the 'monga' period, wherein food stocks get over, and jobs are not available for people residing in few of the northern districts, prior to the main harvest season in December. Owing to this, thousands of poor people are famished for weeks.

World Bank is intending to provide $20 million for the project, which is likely to commence soon, informed a WB source. This will be the first WB-funded operation in Bangladesh in the formal segment.

While the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) will be the administrative ministry and coordinating agency, Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) will take care of the implementation processes. MoLE and BEPZA will provide $0.1 million and $6.9 million, respectively, for the project.

However, prior to providing jobs, women will be provided with varied training processes. Training centres and dormitory facilities for women will also be set up on three sites adjacent to the EPZs situated in Dhaka, Karnaphuli and Ishwardi.

WB source further added that, the key aim of the proposed NARI project is to provide women susceptible to poverty diversified training and thereby help them get used to urban mode of living.

The proposed project will also conduct an awareness camp for potential employers to press upon their responsibilities towards employees. Bangladesh's 80 percent of the export earnings comes from $13 billion worth RMG industry.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Feb 2017

NAFTA renegotiation puts Mexico-US jeans trade at risk

The almost imminent renegotiation of the North America Free Trade...

Rick Helfenbein (left), president and CEO of AAFA, with Juan Estrada, chief of party, Hub; Courtesy: Hub

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Feb 2017

AAFA inks agreement for best manufacturing in East Africa

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has entered into a ...

Mango vice-chairman and member of the board of directors Daniel Lopez (L) with Ananth Narayanan, CEO, Myntra & Jabong. Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Feb 2017

Mango awards distribution & management rights to Myntra

Mango, the Spanish fast fashion brand, has awarded its master...

Interviews View All

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

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

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

February 2017

February 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search