The Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority has signed new investment agreements worth $56.33 million with seven companies during coronavirus outbreak, said a press release.
Among the companies with whom deals have been signed, five are owned by South Korea, Sri Lanka and China and two are Bangladeshi companies.
Amid the stagnation seen during coronavirus outbreak, BEPZA has tried its best to ensure that production at the EPZs remained uninterrupted by maintaining social distancing rules.
BEPZA instructed and monitored the enterprises of EPZs to maintain health hygiene rules strictly from the beginning of the outbreak.
Besides following the EPZ Labour Act strictly, BEPZA also ensured timely payment of wages, bonus, dues and other benefits to the EPZ workers without terminating workers illegally during this time.
The enterprises of EPZs have maintained health protection, hand washing and sanitising arrangement, medical facilities, disinfection tunnel in the factory, restriction of visitors’ entry inside the zones, safe working environment as per the directions of BEPZA, the release said.
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