Garment manufacturing sector in Bangladesh being brought under the digital mapping system
The consistent pressure from the global buyers, demanding larger transparency in the RMG sector of Bangladesh, the industry has been brought under the digital mapping system, which will provide realistic data of the factories and shall establish transparency, credibility and accountability in the garment sector. Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi shall inaugurate the project at the BGMEA (Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association) office tomorrow. The BGMEA, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) of BRAC University and C&A Foundation are jointly implementing the project.
The digitisation at the apparel sector is being implemented under the ‘Mapped in Bangladesh (MiB)’ project, which was previously known as Digital RMG Factory Mapping in Bangladesh (DRFM-B). As per the commerce ministry, the mapping under the project is being developed modeled after Google Maps. It will provide credible and industry-wide data on all the garment units in Bangladesh. Anyone across the world would be able to access factory data whenever required, at any time.
In the last fiscal, the garment sector contributed around 84 per cent to the country’s total exports of USD 36.66 billion. Bangladesh’s export income from the RMG sector recorded an 8.76 per cent growth reaching USD 30.61 billion in FY18, post huge investments in fixing factory safety measures.Bangladesh News Region