Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Over 20 firms apply for units in Chittagong Apparel Zone
Over 20 firms apply for units in Chittagong Apparel Zone
26
Aug '16
More than 20 apparel companies have applied for building their factories in the Chittagong Apparel Zone. The apparel zone is proposed to be set up on over 10 acres of land in the port city of Kalurghat, located several miles north of Chittagong. The project, to be executed by the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC), will have around 10 seven-storey buildings.

The project is a joint initiative of CCC and Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). It would be financed by BGMEA members. However, the floors (approx. 20,000 sq ft each) would be allotted to factory owners by the CCC for a period of 30 years, subject to renewal of contract every five years, Bangladeshi media reported.

The CCC and BGMEA have formed a project implementation committee headed by Chittagong City mayor AJM Nasir Uddin for implementation of the apparel zone project.

Several readymade garment units that need relocation as identified by various safety assessments, including those carried out by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety, will get priority in setting up their factories in the apparel zone.

The planned apparel zone will meet various safety standards prescribed by the National Action Plan as well as global retailers. It will also have ambulance, hospital, fire station, childcare centre and other facilities for workers. Waste management facilities and effluent treatment plant would also form part of the zone. (RKS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 10th Apr 2021

Turkey's exports to UK surge in Q1 following post-Brexit FTA

Turkish exporters have seen a noteworthy surge in exports to the...

Pic: Sunshine Seeds / Shutterstock.com

Textiles | On 10th Apr 2021

South African woven cotton textile sector workers get 5.5% rise

Those working in the woven cotton textile sub-sector in South Africa...

Pic: Shutterstock

E-commerce | On 10th Apr 2021

H&M launches on e-commerce platform Zalora in southeast Asia

H&M has joined hands with Zalora and has launched on the e-commerce...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Marry craft and utility

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Consumer sentiment will be conservative after lockdown

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Money never disappears-it just finds new opportunities

Aditya Goyal,

Aditya Goyal

Headquartered in Surat, Anubha Industries is a specialist for sustainable...

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta,

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta

Launched in October 2020, the Gumti app could not have come at a more...

Ritu Oberoi,

Ritu Oberoi

Mumbai-based Forsarees is a socially driven business enterprise, working...

Jacques Prigneaux, EDANA

Jacques Prigneaux
EDANA

EDANA has been the leading global association and voice of the nonwovens...

Daniel Odermatt, Ventile

Daniel Odermatt
Ventile

Ventile is a registered trademark used to brand a special high-quality...

Ian Russell, Pireta

Ian Russell
Pireta

UK-based Pireta has developed a unique free-form process to add durable,...

Seema Agrawal, Artisan Saga

Seema Agrawal
Artisan Saga

Artisan Saga, founded by Kaushik Rajani and Seema Agrawal, is an online...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar has an experience of 12 years in the fashion industry. She...

Sarah Denise Cordery, Sarah Denise Studio

Sarah Denise Cordery
Sarah Denise Studio

Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion...

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


March 2021

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


Advanced Search