790 RMG factories shut down following inspections: Minister

20 Jun,2016


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Monday said some 790 RMG factories, including 39 export-oriented ones, have been shut down following inspections under the supervision of Jayiya Udyog, Accord and Alliance.

The minister said this while responding to a tabled starred question from AKM Maidul Islam (Kurigram-3) in Parliament.

Tofail said these three organisations have completed their inspections of export-oriented 3,746 RMG factories about their fire, power and factory building preliminary security issues.

During their inspection, he said, 39 factories have been shut down completely while 42 partially.

Tofail said currently there are 5190 RMG factories in the country and of them 4834 are export-oriented ones.

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