Dhaka, Tuesday, 15 October 2019

BKMEA & CPD to work together to boost knitwear sector

2017-10-18
BKMEA & CPD to work together to boost knitwear sector

Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) and Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) started joint work for the development of the country’s knitwear sector. As part of it, BKMEA and country’s pioneer think tank CPD held a meeting at BKMEA office in Dhaka on 6 Oct.

BKMEA President AKM Salim Osman, CPD Research Director Dr Khandaker Golam Moazzem, BKMEA 2nd Vice-President Shamin Ehsan, Head of Research Faruk Hossain and CPD Programme Coordinator were present at the meeting. Both of the organisations discussed on the future development of knitwear industry and policies. At the meeting, Salim Osman said there is needed to formulate inclusive policy for the development of knitwear industry. Knit sector has been contributing rapidly in the country’s economy.
“Alongside an inclusive policy, there is no alternative of cooperation of all stakeholders for solving the sector-wise challenges. In this regard, everyone has to care about the owners-workers interest equally”, said Salim Osman.
He requested the CPD to extend their cooperation in penning a development plan with the dialogue of owner-worker at the same table.
“It is also my sincere request to the leading think tank to defining the challenges towards expanding new markets across the globe,” said the BKMEA President, adding that the world market position is changing rapidly.
In the response, Golam Moazzem said the plans and thinking of BKMEA will be reflected in the CPD’s RMG study.

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