Inspection Of Bangladesh Garment Factories By ILO

ILOInternational Labour Organisation (ILO) has hired TUV-SUD Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd. and Veritas Engineering and Consultant to inspect 1,200 garment factories which are not covered by either Accord or Alliance.

Confirming the ILO’s recruitment of the said companies, Bangladesh labour secretary, Mr. Mikail Shipar said the inspection programme is facing some problems as some of the owners are not cooperating, and address and contact details of a good number of factories are not correct as per the provided list.

ILO has sought assistance from Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) and BUET will provide the corrective action plan for the assessed factories.

The allegation of non-cooperation was, however, denied by factory owners. “Sometimes it is difficult for the factory management when three teams-structural, fire and electrical go for inspection separately,” BGMEA said.

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