Leaders of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Bangladesh Truck Covered Van Owners Association have underscored the need for concerted efforts of exporters, transport owners, police administration, and other parties concerned to prevent theft of RMG goods during transportation.
They demand it at a meeting held between the two associations at BGMEA Complex in Dhaka on November 28.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan, Vice President Md. Shahidullah Azim, President of Bangladesh Truck Covered Van Owners Association Tofazzal Hossain Majumder, Executive President Syed Md. Bakhtiar, and General Secretary Rustom Ali Khan, among others, were present at the meeting.
They sat together to discuss measures and ways to stop the stealing of RMG export goods on the Dhaka-Chattagram highway.
Apart from financial losses, stealing incidents put exporters in an embarrassing situation when such cases are detected after products reach buyers, they said.
They suggested all garment factories keep the photos of drivers, helpers, and travel documents including licenses of trucks and covered vans as a precautionary measure.
The BGMEA leaders requested ensuring GPS trackers in all goods-laden cargo vans as a step to prevent stealing goods during transportation.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said the RMG industry of Bangladesh has earned a global reputation as the safest and greenest industry in the world, and it’s an achievement that we all have to retain.
All should work together, especially the enforcement agencies that need to intensify vigilance on the highway to stop stealing incidents, he added.