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Power shortage troubles B'desh garment manufacturers

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Mar '12
The shortage of power is forcing readymade garment (RMG) manufacturers in Bangladesh to depend on captive power, which is increasing their cost of production.

Speaking to fibre2fashion, Mohammad Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), said “The present Government has added more than 2,800 MW of power. So the power situation has improved a bit and load-shedding has reduced compared to last year.”

“However, the demand is still higher than supply. Moreover, the Government is providing electricity for irrigation purpose in the rural areas, especially in the summers. So, there will be a shortage of power and apparel manufacturers have to use generators for their power needs,” he adds.

Briefing about the steps being taken to address the issue, he says, “The Government is trying hard to generate more electricity and there is some visible improvement. However, it is the natural gas section where our country lags behind, which is actually creating a huge problem.”

“The BGMEA is discussing with the concerned ministries and departments for improvement in power and gas situation, but this is not a quick process, and it would take time,” he avers.

“Meanwhile, the BGMEA members are using captive power or alternate energy/fuel to deal with the problem. They are using diesel for generating electricity, which is increasing their cost of production,” he reveals.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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