Bangladesh might seek $166m GCF funding for green textile sector

Bangladesh might seek $166m GCF funding for green textile sector

Bangladesh is looking to secure $166 million in financing to improve energy efficiency in the textile sector, with some one hundred million dollars being sought from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).  

04:22 PM, 1 June 2019 Saturday

Local factory remediator RCC now fully functional: Bangladesh

Local factory remediator RCC now fully functional: Bangladesh

State-run Remediation Coordination Cell (RCC), that is meant to take over the work of Accord after the agency’s exit, is now fully functional, Bangladesh government has said.

12:46 AM, 29 May 2019 Wednesday

Germany lauds BGMEA on striking a deal over Accord’s extension

Germany lauds BGMEA on striking a deal over Accord’s extension

Germany has highly appreciated Bangladesh’s apparel manufacturers on being able to reach an agreement over extension of Accord, the European agency for factory remediation.

10:53 PM, 22 May 2019 Wednesday

Trade union leaders say Accord deal will risk workers` safety

Trade union leaders say Accord deal will risk workers` safety

The end of an international arrangement aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of Bangladeshi garment workers is likely to undermine safety by making factory owners responsible for maintaining standards, trade union leaders have said.

10:29 PM, 22 May 2019 Wednesday

Int’l pressure pays off, SC allows Accord to operate until 2020

Int’l pressure pays off, SC allows Accord to operate until 2020

International pressure has paid off as the Supreme Court has allowed Bangladesh Accord to continue operation for one more year and remediate the country’s apparel industries.

04:04 PM, 19 May 2019 Sunday

1,120 Accord-enlisted factories behind schedule in remediation

1,120 Accord-enlisted factories behind schedule in remediation

Some 1,120 out of 1,610 Accord-enlisted apparel factories are behind schedule in factory remediation, according to a quarterly aggregate report of Bangladesh Accord.

03:38 PM, 19 May 2019 Sunday

CCC again bats for Accord ahead of apex court hearing

CCC again bats for Accord ahead of apex court hearing

International labour rights group Clean Clothes Campaign has voiced out for Bangladesh Accord, the factory remediation agency of European buyers, ahead of Supreme Court hearing scheduled for May 19 on its extension of operation.

12:55 PM, 16 May 2019 Thursday

Local factory safety watchdog Nirapon announces its launch

Local factory safety watchdog Nirapon announces its launch

Nirapon, a platform of 21 foreign RMG brands, has officially launched its activities in Dhaka.

01:58 AM, 30 April 2019 Tuesday

CCC bats for Accord ahead of 6th Rana Plaza anniversary

CCC bats for Accord ahead of 6th Rana Plaza anniversary

Clean Clothes Campaign has reiterated the need for Accord’s continuation in Bangladesh saying that it is the only credible building safety programme in the country without which millions of factory workers might be subjected to threat again.

11:21 AM, 23 April 2019 Tuesday

Retail apparel brands speak out in support of Accord

Retail apparel brands speak out in support of Accord

Retail apparel brands have spoken out in support of Accord at the cusp of its extension facing a decider at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

05:49 PM, 12 April 2019 Friday

Bangladesh offering low-cost fund for safer apparel factories

Bangladesh offering low-cost fund for safer apparel factories

The government has formed a €50 million fund to give out low-cost loans for garment factory remediation with the view to enhancing workplace safety in the country's main export-earning sector, reports The Daily Star.

11:22 AM, 1 April 2019 Monday

Bangladesh’s apparel industry not ready to let Accord leave: CCC

Bangladesh’s apparel industry not ready to let Accord leave: CCC

Bangladesh’s apparel industry is not ready to let Accord leave, global rights group for apparel industry workers Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) has said.

12:29 PM, 7 March 2019 Thursday

IndustriAll calls Bangladesh for credible transition of Accord

IndustriAll calls Bangladesh for credible transition of Accord

Global rights union IndustriAll has called out to Bangladesh government for allowing a credible transition period of the activities of Accord to local authorities.

11:49 AM, 6 March 2019 Wednesday

Govt for training to forge strong factory owner-labour ties

Govt for training to forge strong factory owner-labour ties

Bangladesh government has stressed for the need of training to forge stronger ties between itself, factory owners, workers of the apparel industry.

11:49 PM, 30 January 2019 Wednesday

Again, int’l pressure on Bangladesh for continuation of Accord

Again, int’l pressure on Bangladesh for continuation of Accord

With Accord’s extension hanging in the Supreme Court for a further order, international pressures are continuing to pour in – in support of the European buyers’ platform – and against the local authorities.

01:16 PM, 11 December 2018 Tuesday

Denmark gives US $2.2m finance for Bangladesh’s apparel industry

Denmark gives US $2.2m finance for Bangladesh’s apparel industry

Denmark government has given US $2.2 million to continue assisting Bangladesh to focus on improving equality and working conditions in the country’s massive apparel industry.

02:19 PM, 28 November 2018 Wednesday

Bangladesh setting up research for health benefit of RMG workers

Bangladesh setting up research for health benefit of RMG workers

Bangladesh is setting up a research institution for health benefits of workers with an aim to ensure a developed and safe workplace environment for them.

02:13 AM, 2 November 2018 Friday

Bangladesh`s apparel makers mulling innovative fashion, designs

Bangladesh`s apparel makers mulling innovative fashion, designs

Time has come for Bangladesh to be more innovative in fashion and design for sustainability of garment business in the era of fierce competition in global apparel business.

01:26 AM, 1 November 2018 Thursday

Accord starts handing over factory remediation to state-run RCC

Accord starts handing over factory remediation to state-run RCC

After much dillydallying over its exit, Accord for Fire and Building Safety, the platform of European retailers and brands has finally started handing over its work to Bangladesh’s state-run Remediation Coordination Cell (RCC).

12:19 AM, 25 October 2018 Thursday

New effort for skills-building of RMG factory management in BD

New effort for skills-building of RMG factory management in BD

Bangladesh desperately needs to fill the gap in its mid-level management; where foreign professionals are taking away billions of dollars.

05:27 PM, 5 October 2018 Friday

Green factories don’t earn any better: Bangladesh apparel makers

Green factories don’t earn any better: Bangladesh apparel makers

Bangladesh’s apparel manufacturers are not too happy with the green factories they have made, despite the widespread international acclamation they have received, saying that it does not help where it matters – generating more money.

10:58 PM, 21 September 2018 Friday