Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The government will prepare an action plan aiming to ensure security and safety of the garments sector soon, Commerce Minister GM Quader said on Saturday.
“As per the agreement with different international organizations, the action plan would be prepared and it would be disclosed before the stakeholders by August 5”, said the minister as the chief guest while attending at the Independent Monitoring Report on 100 days of Rana Plaza Tragedy at CIRDAP auditorium in the capital.
Although there are some negative impediments in the sector, the minister said the Readymade Garments (RMG) Industries are improving day by day as the country is earning almost 70 percent of its total export outcome from the sector. 
Professor Rehman Sohbhan, chairman CPD, presided over the meeting while former commerce minister and advisor to the BNP chairperson Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury spoke as the chief guest.
Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished fellow of CPD moderated the function while Additional Research Director Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem presented the research outcome at the function.
Dr Hamida Hossain, Advocate Montu Gosh and former BGMEA president Md Shafiul Islam also took part at the discussion.
Regarding the implementation of hundred per cent compliance in the sector, the minister said the government would encourage the new industries which would set up complying with the international standard. 
“it would help to eliminate the inferior factories gradually from the country”, said the minister. 
About government commitment on providing compensation to the affected garments workers at Rana Plaza, the commerce minister 
said “the government already has formed a 11-member committee under the Textile ministry to look over the disaster related 
affairs of the RMG sector”.
BBN/SSR/AD-03Aug13-9:49 pm (BST)