Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The country’s apparel sector trade body has formed a nine-member probe committee to find out the people responsible for Savar tragedy and it will submit its report within 10 days.
All the garment factories which were kept shut for the last two days will reopen from on (Monday.
“A committee headed by the association’s second vice-president was formed to ascertain who are actually responsible for the tragic accident,” Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) president Atiqul Islam said at a press conference held at the association’s headquarters on Sunday.
The committee will submit its report within ten days, he said.
BGMEA vice-president Md Shahidullah Azim said the committee will find out whether there is any lapses on the part of the factory owners, building owners, other persons involved in the construction of the building including engineers, designers and also the government officials.
The leaders also demanded of the government to examine all the garment factory buildings’ structure by RAJUK to avoid recurrence of Savar tragedy and BGMEA will provide all assistance in this regard.
The BGMEA will conduct a survey to oversee whether the structural design and the load bearing capacity of the buildings of garment units are accurate, the BGMEA president said adding they will increase their manpower to accomplish the task.
He also demanded of the authority to bring the people involved in the Rana Plaza construction including structural designer, and RAJUK officials concerned into book.
Mr Atiq also assured that all the Savar victims will get their due compensation like the Tazreen ones and they are working to collect fund jointly.
The government is providing Tk 20,000 only for transportation and burial of the Savar tragedy victims, he added.
“We will start production in our factories from Monday,” the BGMEA chief said and requested the government to provide security in this regard.
BBN/SSR/AD-29Apr13-10:42 pm (BST)