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Alliance repairs 73% of affiliated garments factories

  • Published at 05:58 pm April 11th, 2017
  • Last updated at 07:28 pm April 11th, 2017
Alliance repairs 73%  of affiliated garments factories
Allliance have completed 73% of all required repairs for their affiliated garments factories in Bangladesh, of which 64% were high priority repairs. Alliance Country Director and former US ambassador to Bangladesh James F Moriarty disclosed the information to journalists while addressing a press conference in Dhaka on Tuesday. After the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, two dozen American retailers joined together in an unprecedented partnership to create the Alliance, an initiative formed to ensure work-place safety for garments workers in Bangladesh. Out of 676 Alliance registered factories, till date only 71 factories have achieved substantial completion of their Corrective Action plans (CAPs). Also, the alliance has suspended 142 factories in total for their failure in making adequate progress in remediation. Alliance’s Deputy Country Director Paul Rigby, Director of Engineering Kazi Wadul Haque, and Director of Operations Quamrunnesa Babli were present during the press conference.