BEPZIA proposed to keep EPZ open in lockdown

Sunbd Desk || Published: 2021-06-27 10:43:41 || Updated: 2021-06-27 10:43:41

The Bangladesh EPZ Investors Association (BEPZIA), an EPZ investors’ organization, has proposed to keep the Export Processing Zones (EPZ) open amid a severe lockdown announced by the government to prevent the spread of the epidemic. Besides, they have requested to keep the exporting industries free from the lockdown. For this, the organization has also sent a letter to the Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA).

The letter, signed by M Nasir Uddin, chairman of Bepzia and chairman of Pacific Jeans Group, said workers from different parts of the country work in the EPZ. If the factory is declared closed in lockdown or shutdown, they will immediately return home. The infection is expected to increase at a large rate. Besides Eid ahead. As a result, there are issues of leave including salary and bonus of the workers. Therefore, Bepanjia is proposing to keep all government activities related to exports open, including keeping the EPZ open in this lockdown.

Sunbd/NJ

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