Political confrontation and the growing menace of militancy are being considered as the major hurdles in taking the country's apparel industry forward in the post-MFA era, according to BGMEA President Tipu Munshi, reports UNB.
In an exclusive interview with the news agency, the new chief of the apex body in the apparel sector expressed his concern over the recent militancy. He said such anti-state acts have been badly hurting the image of the industry and country as a whole abroad.
"Buyers have started to deny to come to Bangladesh citing security reasons and they are asking us to go to a third country for negotiation. This will eventually lead them (buyers) to leave the country forever," said the BGMEA president who took over the office of shared tenure a couple of weeks back.
Tipu Munshi, who took up the RMG business in 1985, pointed out that the country's apparel sector would be destroyed unless the growing menace of militancy is dealt with effectively by the government.