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Textile units in Bangladesh to shut down from July 23

Jul 16, 2021
Textile units in Bangladesh to shut down from July 23


Due to the rising rate of Covid-19, the factories and industries in Bangladesh will close from July 23 till August 5, according to the Cabinet Division. This lockdown is applicable for all kinds of industries including apparel factories, as per the notification the relaxed directives are asked to conduct trade and other economic activities before Eid-ul-Azha. Earlier, export-oriented factories including apparel factories were allowed to operate but now the case is different. Other than this, markets, shopping malls, resorts, tourist spots, recreational centres, and community centres will also remain shut.

According to SM Mannan Kochi, Senior Vice President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, the association is in a dilemma as there are a lot of purchase orders that need to be fulfilled but the condition of Covid-19 is getting worse in the country. He also said that if the factories will close for two weeks it will affect the sector and will bring a huge loss. This can lead to the cancellation of the orders.

He added that the country, people, and economy are on the same page. According to him, there is going to be a meeting with the former president regarding this issue and a possible solution will help everyone.

As per Babul Akhtar, Chairman, BGIWF, the factories will be fully operational between July 29 and August 1 after Eid. In such a case a closure till August 5 will not impact exports much.

Source – Dhaka Tribune

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