From the central fund established under the ministry of labor and employment, the government will distribute around Tk21.65 crore to 3,428 workers employed in export-oriented garment businesses for their welfare. According to the Bangladesh Labour Act, Bangladesh Bank deposits 0.03% of the value of exported goods directly into the central fund.
495 employees of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and 241 employees of the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) will receive Tk14.67 crore in assistance for death and permanent disability as a result of accidents, while 2040 employees of the BGMEA and BKMEA will receive Tk5.68 crore in medical assistance, among those who are eligible for assistance. Additionally, Tk1.30 crore would be provided to 652 deserving workers’ children for educational aid.
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