Our garments industry fetches about $25 billion in foreign currency every year.
Garments workers are the backbone of this industry and their safety should therefore be given the highest importance, but that is still not the case for many factories.
While the renewal of the Accord by foreign companies -- designed to improve workplace safety -- is commendable, there are still millions of workers and thousands of factories left unprotected.
According to recent investigations, factories monitored by the Bangladeshi government have barely made any progress in terms of safety.
We can’t wait for foreign entities to fix our problems.
We certainly appreciate the help, but we must pull our own weight here.