A collaborative strategy amongst governments, manufacturers and suppliers would be the key to make sure higher restoration of the worldwide attire sector which has suffered an unprecedented disruption in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The remark emerged on Saturday at a digital dialogue titled “Restoration of the Apparels Sectors from the COVID-19 Disaster: Is a Worth Chain primarily based Answer Attainable?”, organised by the Centre for Coverage Dialogue (CPD) in partnership with Southern Voice.
Specialists additionally seen that regardless of varied initiatives on the nationwide degree, the method of medium-term restoration in main supplying nations, together with Bangladesh is moderately gradual.
Present national-level measures have restricted the position to make sure easy restoration of the apparels enterprises, they acknowledged.
Whereas delivering the introductory remarks, CPD’s Govt Director Dr Fahmida Khatun shared that these findings are a part of a joint research by the CPD and Institute of Coverage Research of Sri Lanka (IPS).
She shared that the research explored a value-chain primarily based resolution for the suppliers of Bangladesh.
Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Analysis Director, CPD whereas making the keynote presentation acknowledged that the research discovered that the dearth of initiatives of main market gamers has saved the suppliers and staff in uncertainty to handle the medium-term challenges.
He additionally mentioned that main market gamers, together with manufacturers, patrons and governments of sourcing nations, must undertake accountable enterprise practices (RBPs) for sustainable restoration.
“To make sure the earliest restoration, framework of a worth chain primarily based distributive strategy was proposed within the presentation”, mentioned Mr Moazzem.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, whereas talking because the chief visitor acknowledged that the federal government is attempting to revive commerce by stimulus packages.
He urged that within the medium-term, Bangladesh ought to search for new markets by product diversification.
The minister additionally known as for a collective effort from the manufacturers, patrons, producers and the federal government.
Harry Verweij, Ambassador of the Netherlands and KM Abdus Salam, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment have been current on the dialogue as particular visitors.
Visitor of Honour Dr Rubana Huq, President of Bangladesh Garment Producers and Exporters Affiliation (BGMEA), whereas replying to a query, mentioned the attire sector of Bangladesh might take an inward-looking strategy.
Bangladesh can give attention to native demand as there’s a lack of worldwide demand, she mentioned including that the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are financially challenged throughout this pandemic, and the credit score programmes will not be reaching these corporations.
Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmmed, Specialist on Employee Actions, Worldwide Labour Group (ILO), ACTRAV-South Asia, emphasised specializing in the well-being of the labours, who’re working for factories which aren’t below any affiliation.
He urged forming a central safety fund as a long-term resolution for the labours.
Amirul Hoque Amin; President, Nationwide Clothes Staff Federation (NGWF), Kalpona Akter, Govt Director, Bangladesh Heart for Staff Solidarity (BCWS), Ziaur Rahman, Regional Nation Supervisor of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Ethiopia H&M, together with high-level policymakers, political leaders, teachers, growth practitioners, enterprise leaders, civil society activists, worldwide growth companions and journalists have been current on the dialogue.
Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Distinguished Fellow, CPD moderated the dialogue.