The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) is planning to urge the government by Thursday to allow export amid shutdown. If they get government support, it will help them export the scheduled shipments on time and pay the workers wages on time , said its Vice-President Shahidullah Azim. The BGMEA made the decision on Wednesday at an emergency board meeting.
A severe lockdown will resume on 23 July and will continue till early 6 August. The government said factories would not be opened till that time. So, alongside Eid holidays, factories will stay closed for at least 18 days continually. Clothing exporters said this would be too difficult for them to maintain packaging and shipment schedules. Considering the pandemic situation, the BGMEA board also agreed that a strict lock