Bangladesh RMG sector launches skills drive
Some 44,000 people in the RMG industry will receive training
One of Bangladesh's largest trade associations has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance the skills of nearly 44,000 people working in the country's garment industry.
The MoU, which was signed between the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and the country's Finance Ministry, will see 43,800 garment workers and mid-level managers receive training over three years under the "Skill for Employment Investment Program" (SEIP) funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The aim is to improve productivity within the industry.
BGMEA vice president (Finance) Reaz Bin Mahmood and Jalal Ahmed, additional secretary and national project director of the finance division at the Ministry of Finance, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations.
Bangladesh's garment exports rose 3.2% in the first nine months of the current fiscal year to reach US$18.62bn, thanks to increasing apparel exports to major markets.
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