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
17
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

India mulls new schemes for jobs, textile clusters

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Apr 2018

India mulls new schemes for jobs, textile clusters

India is mulling over alternative schemes for jobs and manufacturing...

Kraig gets approval for Vietnamese subsidiary firm

Textiles | On 25th Apr 2018

Kraig gets approval for Vietnamese subsidiary firm

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc., the leading developer of spider...

Courtesy: ITMA Asia

Textiles | On 25th Apr 2018

ITMA Asia + CITME 2018 attract global textile companies

The sixth edition of ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018 has received strong...

Interviews View All

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Erik Sy

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

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

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 ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

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


April 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search