Momen lauds H&M for sustaining RMG orders from Bangladesh
Published : 14 May 2020, 19:02
European giant clothing brand H&M has set an example by sustaining its all orders from Bangladesh while the country’s top foreign currency earner ready-made garments (RMG) sector witnessed huge order cancellation from other international brands in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
“This Swedish company (H&M) set an example (not cancelling orders from Bangladesh) and other companies should follow the model,” Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen said at the Foreign Ministry.
Momen made the comment after receiving eight ventilators and 1500 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Bangladesh from H&M as donation from Swedish Ambassador to Bangladesh Charlotta Schlyter and H&M Representative Bashirun Nabi Khan.
Dr Momen said since outbreak of the COVID-19, the H&M promised Bangladesh that they would not cancel a single standing order while the Swedish government also assured Dhaka that they would sustain the supply chain with Bangladesh even amid global lockdown due to outbreak of the coronavirus.
Referring to telephone conversation between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Swedish counterpart, Dr Momen said the two countries want to continue working together to overcome the challenges of coronavirus.
Swedish Ambassador Charlotta Schlyter said Sweden remains beside Bangladesh always and the Swedish companies are also following the same path.
She reiterated to work together with Bangladesh to overcome the challenges of the pandemic which has left half of humanity under some form of lockdown and pushed the global economy towards its worst downturn.
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and Health and Family Welfare Secretary M Asadul Islam were present at the handing over ceremony.
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