Against the backdrop of recurrent factory-fire tragedy, BGMEA launched a special awareness-building crash programme by conducting fire drills and fire-equipment inspections at 40 garment factories in the city Saturday, report agencies.
Starting the drive from 1:30pm, the inspectors split into 10 teams under separate zones visited the garment units until 8.00pm on Saturday night and inspected the industrial units.
The special awareness-building campaign on how to face any devastating fire to equip some 4,200 garment factories across the country with the latest fire-extinguishing techniques.
Stung by a terrible fire tragedy in the Chittagong KTS garment factory, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), the apex body in the apparel sector, has taken the crash course to disseminate information on extinguishing fire and ensuring safe evacuation in the event of any fire incident.
Amid growing criticisms from all quarters, including the buyers, about a mushroom growth of the export industry-caring little about factory rules and working conditions--the BGMEA leadership now took the matter with seriousness and was directly monitoring the programme through its safety and labour cell.