Bangladesh should inspect all of its garment factories as soon as possible, says International Labor Organisation (ILO).
The United Nation's agency who oversees labour issues worldwide made the suggestion a week before the anniversary of Rana Plaza disaster.
Noting that there are a lot of things to be done in Bangladesh, ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo said, adding it should start with factory inspection.
He said: “Inspection of the 3,500 factories must be done as soon as possible.”
While talking on workers right and job security the ILO deputy director-general said: “We need to make sure that the fundamental rights for workers are met, at the same token, making sure that this vital sector for the economy which has generated 4-million job, is still an important dimension for growth.
ILO also emphasized on government responsibly as Houngbo said: “So, bringing the two dimensions together to have a real inclusive growth striking the right balance is going to be a real challenge for all of us and I believe in the government and the partners being the drivers in the driver's seat.”
Inspections of all export-oriented Ready Made Garment (RMG) and knitwear factory buildings in Bangladesh began on November 22, 2013 in a co-operation with Bangladesh government and ILO.
On April 24, 2013, an eight-story commercial building in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, collapsed.
A total of 1,129 people were killed in the deadliest garment-factory accident in the history. Some 2,515 injured people were rescued from the building alive.
April 24, 2014 is the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy.