Bangladesh gets safety lec­ture

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PEOPLE -

DHAKA: The In­ter­na­tional Labour Or­gan­i­sa­tion said yes­ter­day 80 per­cent of ex­port-ori­ented ready-made gar­ment fac­to­ries in Bangladesh needed im­prove­ment in fire and elec­tri­cal safety stan­dards de­spite a gov­ern­ment find­ing most were safe.

A spot­light was thrown on Bangladesh’s gar­ment sec­tor, the world’s sec­ond big­gest which sup­plies many global brands, af­ter the col­lapse of a fac­tory com­plex in 2013 in which more than 1 100 peo­ple were killed.

Syed Ahmed, the in­spec­tor gen­eral of fac­to­ries, said ear­lier more than 80 per­cent of Bangladesh’s gar­ment fac­to­ries sup­ply­ing global re­tail­ers had been found to be safe.

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