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Bangladesh garment exports set for a surge

Bangladesh expects the export volume of readymade garments to reach $60 billion within the next four to five years. There have been improvements in the country’s factory environment and product quality. In addition Bangladesh has seven of the world’s top ten green garment factories.

A wage board to fix the salary of workers has already been formed. The salary will be fixed by the board. It will be decided on the basis of the industry’s capacity and the requirement of workers. Bangladesh has 32 LEED certified green buildings in which the world’s top environment-friendly garment and textile factories are located. LEED is the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings, with around 1.85 million square feet being certified daily.

A LEED certificate requires factories to meet its nine requirements, where each chunk has separate points like integrative process, location and transportation, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environment quality, innovation in design and priority. The US Green Building Council has developed this certification process to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and to encourage market transformation towards sustainable designs.

Bangladesh, the second largest readymade garment exporter in the world, has taken a leading position in sustainable green industrialization.