By our correspondent in Dhaka
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), which brings in the largest foreign exchange for the country, on Thursday asked policy makers to look at the sectors “real situation and industry not the perceived one.”
Dr. Rubana Huq in a statement said “I seek all your help to look at the industry perspective and help us frame our narratives for policy makers to pay heed to the real situation and not the perceived one.”
The latest lockdowns in Europe and the USA resulted in the “worst-ever” Christmas sales and saw a decline in prices, she said adding that 2020 was the “dark year” for the sector.
Rubana pleaded that the perception of the industry doing well and getting all the favours from the government “must kindly be reassessed today or the jobs of 4.1 million workers will be at stake.”
The BGMEA chief also detailed losses repeatedly and stood at 8.55 percent less than 2018.