Bangladesh and Germany signed an agreement to Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

Four Bangladeshi readymade garments (RMG) companies signed an agreement “for membership Declaration on Partnership for Sustainable Textile” on Monday.

The disclosure came from a press release issued by the German Embassy in Dhaka on Monday.

The agreement was initiated by Dr. Gerd Müller, the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

The four companies are DBL RMG Group, Niagara Textiles Ltd, Saiham Knit Composite Ltd and JMS Holdings.

The four companies have already collaborated with GIZ, the German development agency DEG, the German Investment Corporation and the Development Corporation for many years to improve their social and environmental standards, the statement added.

The release also said during the time of cooperation with companies in Bangladesh RMG, about 100,000 workers, factory managers, owners and labor inspectors were trained on safety standards in the clothing sector.

Hans-Joachim Fuchtel, the Secretary of the German Parliamentary State to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, said: “We firmly believe that these good examples will be followed by many others soon.”

He also said, “The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has invested 10 million euros in the” Partnership for sustainable textiles “and promised an additional $ 6 million euro.”

At the signing ceremony, Fuchtel also introduced “Labourline” -a labor dispute settlement hotline, which provide information on issues related to work and address shortcomings in the resolution of labor disputes.

The hotline will be to support the factory workers by resolving disputes with owners and managers to ensure their rights.

December 7, 2014, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Summit Apparel Dhaka in 2014 with Hans-Joachim Fuchtel.

During his three-day visit to Bangladesh Fuchtel was promoting “sustainable Textile Company”, aimed at social improvements, environmental and economic in making garments (RMG) sector of Bangladesh.

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