Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Export orders for apparels from Bangladesh during recent months has been showing an average rise by 20 percent as more global buyers are moving towards the country on fulfilling compliance by most of the factories.

Most of the garments factories are now fully compliant with child labor and other issues including medical facilities for workers, maintaining hygienic and fair working conditions at factories, training, schooling for their children, exporters said.

The country’s apparel export rose in the first two months of the current fiscal year, as knitwear export totaled to US$1.6 billion in July-August this fiscal against the target of $ 1.21 billion, which was 31 percent higher than the same period of last fiscal, according to the sate-run Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) statistics.

The export of woven garments was $1.31 billion in first two months of current fiscal against the target of $1.12 billion, and rising by 17 percent from the same period of last fiscal.

BBN/SSR/SI-10Oct10-12:46 am (BST)