The most important fact is that we have a very good, disciplined and efficient workforce
Syed Nurul Islam talks about the current scenario of textile industry in Bangladesh with Fibre2Fashion correspondent Ilin Mathew. Synopsis: Well Group is a group of 15 companies spread across various segments of industries. Textiles form its major business. It employs more than 18000 employees, and is a renowned name in the textile industry of Bangladesh. It is today one of the biggest industrial groups in Bangladesh. Mr. Islam is a Bachelor in Management and Master in Marketing & Management, from Chittagong University. Other than serving the company, he has played influential roles in associations like Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Bangladesh Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Excerpts:
Well Group is one of the pioneers in the Bangladesh textile industry. What are some of the most significant shifts that you have witnessed in the garment manufacturing sector over the years?
The importance of textile industry in the economy of Bangladesh is very high. According to you, what are the steps to be taken by the Bangladesh Government to improve the growth of the sector?
Global recession, unfavorable trade policies, internal security concerns, high cost of production due to increase in the energy cost and different safety issues, specially fire - Which of these do you think has negatively impacted the growth of Bangladesh textile and garment industry? Kindly elaborate.
What are the major steps taken by the industry to improve the working condition of Bangladesh textile and garment factories, a year after the unprecedented disaster of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory on April 24, 2013?
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