The industry needs to establish a more equal relationship between Bangladesh RMG manufacturers and buyers besides creating safer working conditions for apparel workers, says a report by Dhaka Tribune. The report adds, despite RMG work orders in Bangladesh returning to pre-COVID levels, trade between local manufacturers and global corporation remains unbalanced as these companies continue to offer lower prices for products. It urges the industry to demand more incentives for other industries from the government and permission to diversify its export basket to create a sustainable economy.
The report emphasizes, now is a good time for the wheels of Bangladesh RMG industry to start turning away from the fallout of the pandemic. Surge in work orders to pre-pandemic levels has also boosted local manufacturers’ confidence who hope to recover to pre-COVID levels by year-end.