The relentless efforts of BEPZA made it possible to pay the dues COURTESY
The recently closed three garment factories-Kwun Tong Apparels Ltd. of Adamjee EPZ and Lenny Fashions Ltd. & Lenny Apparels Limited of Dhaka EPZ - have paid dues to their workers. The relentless efforts of BEPZA made it possible to pay the dues after the several rounds of discussions between the Executive Chairman of BEPZA and the representatives of those companies, said a press release.
The British Virgin Island owned Kwun Tong Apparels Ltd. had been operating business in Adamjee EPZ since 2006. But due to the global economic downturn caused by Corona Pandemic, the company declared closed for not being able to run the business. BEPZA asked Kwun Tong Apparels repeatedly to pay the dues of the workers of the factory. In this context, the company recently paid Tk.18.58 crore to 5787 workers against their Provident Fund (PF) and Gratuity.
Hong Kong (China) owned Lenny Fashions and Lenny Apparels Ltd. had been operating RMG industry in Dhaka EPZ since 1999 and 2010 respectively. At present, the demand of the woven garments is decreased and the orders from the buyers is also stopped due to Covid-19 situation. As a result, the two factories declared closed their business activities. Tk. 42.25 crore against the dues of 6730 workers have been paid due to tireless effort of BEPZA.
According to the press release, BEPZA has been operating 8 EPZs in the country through maintaining Workers-Management-Owner Synergy. The harmony between BEPZA and the workers-owners have become stronger by the arrangement of dues payment of the workers by the efforts of BEPZA.