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Textile and jute ministry places textile bill in parliament

  • Published at 02:12 pm June 10th, 2018
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File photo of the session room inside the Bangladesh Parliament Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The bill was sent to the respective committee for further scrutiny

A bill titled “The Textile Act 2018” has been placed in parliament, aiming to maintain the quality of textile products as Bangladesh earns huge foreign currency from apparel exports.

State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam placed the Bill in the House on Sunday. 

The bill was sent to the respective committee for further scrutiny and the committee was asked to submit its report within 15 working days.

As per the draft law, a directorate will be formed with a director general as its head who will be appointed by the government.

The DG will work as its registrar, and an officer responsible for inspecting the quality and standard of various elements used in the textile products, including paint and other chemicals.

The government can establish a laboratory of international standard to carry out such activities.

The proposed law states that the registration of any company can be suspended or even cancelled for giving wrong or false information while getting registered.