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BGMEA prods industry to invest more in human capital development

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has urged all RMG owners to invest more in human capital development to increase their productivity. BGMEA President Siddiqur Rahman exhorted, mid-level management is the major part for any garments industry to sustain their activities. BGMEA has already started a ‘capacity development program’ for mid-level managers for RMG Industries. Sin e India is the competitor, Bangladesh needs to focus more on skill development. If the Indian government give support to its industry owners, Bangla government to should try to give all facilities for industry owners, he feels.

BGMEA, recently awarded 52 successful participants of the training program for mid-level managers from 9 factories: Islam Group, MB Knit Fashion, Ananta Garments, Knit Concern, KC Print, Tim Ltd., Natural Denim, Shin Shin Apparels, and the Apex Group. The training program was organised by the Center of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI) in collaboration with Bulidtek Consultancy, Sri Lanka and supported by BGMEA, ILO and H&M. CEBAI President and Former President of BGMEA, Atikur Rahman disclosed, they are working to decrease foreign dependency of our industry. Mohammed Nasir, Vice President, BGMEA reported, every year $1 trillion is lost due to lower productivity of workers post mentality problem or barriers. Therfore, manufacturing needs to get more skilled manpower to attain the targeted export of $50 billion by 2021.