Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- C&A, the international Dutch chain of fashion retail clothing stores in co-operation with Caritas Bangladesh on Monday offered financial and treatment support to the victims of the Tazreen blaze.
The worst-ever fire to hit the country’s garment industry claimed about 112 workers’ lives and injured several others on November 24 last year.
After Li and Fung, C&A is the second buyer that comes forward to render its support to the Tazreen fire victims.
Funded by C&A, Caritas in collaboration with Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) took the project to offer further treatment to the injured until they recover and join the workplace.
As part of the project, Executive Director of Caritas Bangladesh, Dr Benedict Alo D’Rozario handed over cheque for three months’ salary from December 2012 to February 2013 to 26 workers.
The injured will be provided with the treatment facility and the financial support thorough the project until they are cured to join the workplace, he said adding C&A is providing the fund while Caritas is implementing the project.
“We’ll also provide treatment and three months’ salary to more than 25 injured Tazreen workers on February 27,” he noted.
The BGMEA provided a list of about 60 injured workers to Caritas who need further treatment, a BGMEA official said, adding that the BGMEA offered direct treatment to 89 workers while it provided treatment to more than 100 workers.
BBN/SSR/AD-26Feb13-7:34 am (BST)