BSS-46 Dhaka regains 40 percent cancelled RMG orders: Momen

558

ZCZC

BSS-46

MOMEN-RMG-COVID

Dhaka regains 40 percent cancelled RMG orders: Momen

DHAKA, Oct 27, 2020 (BSS) – Foreign Finister Dr AK Abdul Momen
today said Bangladesh has been able to regain 40 percent of Readymade
Garment (RMG) export orders, those were cancelled by different
countries amid COVID-19, due to efforts of Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina.

“Our Honorable Prime Minister talked to her counterparts of
different countries so that they don’t break our export supply chain,”
he said while inaugurating a month-long art exhibition titled ‘Art
Against Corona’ at Shilpokola Academy in the capital this evening.

Currently, he said, the country’s RMG industries are doing well as
the sector is exporting more than three billion US dollars worth
products every month.

Dr Momen said Bangladesh has marked highest GDP growth among all
Asian counties during this pandemic period.

He said the World Bank and IMF had predicted that no country would
be able to maintain GDP growth more than 3.38 percent amid the
pandemic but Bangladesh achieved 5.2 percent of it instead of global
economic fallout due to the pandemic.

“It’s a huge success,” the foreign minister said.

He said Dhaka had requested all friendly nations to provide support
including food and medical treatment to expatriate Bangladeshis
residing in their respective countries when novel coronavirus broke
out.

“They kept our request and extended support to our expatriates,” he added.

Dr Momen said the foreign ministry also sent money to the
Bangladesh foreign missions for assisting expatriate Bangladeshis
while disaster and relief ministry had taken special measure to
support the expats’ families living here.

State minister for cultural affairs K M Khalid spoke as the special
guest while Shilpakala Academy’s director general Liakat Ali Lucky was
in the chair.

BSS/PR/TA/MRU/2144hrs