CHITTAGONG, Mar 04: Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) has taken initiative to establish two separate garment villages in the port city meeting the long-felt demand of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
The CDA is chalking out plans to build the garment villages in Monsurabad and Mohara areas over 114 acres of land to house as many factories as possible of the largest revenue earning sector of the country.
According to CDA sources, the authority would start the process of establishing two garment villages as soon as it gets approval from the government.
Sources further said, the planned garments villages would offer best communications and other facilities which would help make the readymade garments (RMG) sector a more lucrative one and attract huge investments.
In the context of the devastating fire incident at the KTS Garments at Kalurghat in the city, the CDA launched a drive against the garment factories located in the residential areas. It asked the owners of the garment factories to shift their establishments to the industrial zones.
Accordingly, BGMEA leaders called on the CDA chairman and proposed setting up of garment villages in Chittagong. The proposal was forwarded to the ministry concerned.
The CDA has received a positive response from the ministry, sources told this correspondent.