Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- A four-member high-profile delegation of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is arriving in the capital Dhaka on Wednesday (May 1) to discuss labour issues with the authorities concerned.
Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, deputy director general for field operations and partnership, ILO, will lead the four-member team during the four-day visit, Fazlul Hoque, president of Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF), told BBN in Dhaka on Monday.
The visit comes days after Wednesday’s deadly crumbling of eight-storey Rana Plaza that left at least 381 dead and hundreds injured.
Of the bodies, 370 were handed over to their relatives. Besides, some 2,444 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the building.
Mr. Hoque also said a BEF meeting is scheduled to be held in the capital with the ILO delegation on May 3 to discuss the labour rights and working environment in Bangladesh.
He also former President of the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) said they received a message from the ILO Director General in this connection on Monday (April 29).
Reading out part of the message, the BEF chief said the delegation is coming to discuss with the government of Bangladesh about how the ILO can assist the country in improving working conditions and occupational safety and health-related issues in the country to prevent occurrence of such incident in the future.
BBN/SSR/AD-29Apr13-11:02 pm (BST)