Alliance finds remediation of non-compliant factories main challenge

New Age Online

Alliance, the platform of North American brands and buyers, on Wednesday said that remediation efforts of non-compliant Bangladeshi readymade garment factories were the main challenge and about Tk 2 crore was needed as average cost of remediation per factory.
After completing the primary safety assessment in all 587 apparel factories, remediation process has began at the alliance listed factories and already 50 per cent of remediation work has been done, said alliance managing director Mesbah Rabin at a news conference in Dhaka.
The alliance found on an average 45 types of problems including electrical, fire and structural faults had found in the factories during the inspection.
The platform also approved a new fund of $20 million to support factory repair works through low-cost financing.

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