The workers will have to maintain social distance
The operational activities of some export-oriented garment factories in Chittagong started today, complying with the government-directed health protection rules for the workers.
The workers will have to maintain social distancing while working to avoid the risk of coronavirus, reports BSS.
The factories having export orders in three EPZs of Chattogram and 100% export oriented factories of BGMEA, BKMEA at city’s Nasirabad and Kalurghat area started their respective operations in a limited scale from this morning.
Khurshid Alam, general manager of BEPZA in charge of Chittagong EPZ, told BSS that factories with export orders in Chattogram have started their respective operations in a limited scale in compliance with the health protection rules for the workers.
Over 50 RMG factories out of 160 at CEPZ and 41 factories in Karnaphuli EPZ have resumed their activities this morning in a limited scale, he mentioned.
Besides, many factories of Youngone Group in Korean EPZ under Karnafuli thana also resumed their operations from today, Khurshid added.
According to BGMEA Chattogram chapter, over 50 RMG factories with export orders in Chattogram started their respective operations in a limited with the workers who are staying outside the factories maintaining distance.
BKMEA sources said that the operational activities have started their 27 factories in different areas in the city.
The BKMEA compliance team is monitoring the workers’ health regulations such as coronavirus prevention masks, use of hand gloves, hand sanitizer or soap water system.
Shafiqur Rahman, a factory owner of EPZ told BSS that they are producing export products by ensuring the health security of the workers.
Sources said the mills were closed on March 26 following the outbreak of novel coronavirus in the country.