Digital RMG factory mapping launched

BSS . Dhaka | Update:

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed inaugurating the DRFM-B project as the chief guest. Photo: BSSWith a view to providing real-time and credible factory data to the industry stakeholders through an interactive online platform (like Google Maps), a project for framing digital RMG factory mapping in Bangladesh (DRFM-B) has been launched yesterday.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed inaugurated the DRFM-B project as the chief guest at the Apparel Club in BGMEA headquarters in the city, said a BGMEA press release.

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) of BRAC University are jointly implementing the project with the cooperation of C&A Foundation.

Under the DRFM-B project, all the factories situated in 104 upazilas of 20 districts will be brought into the map by 2021.

All the information of the factories will be included in the digital map.

The project will also work to enable greater accountability, transparency in supply chains, and enhancing confidence in the ability of the sector to contribute to equitable development in Bangladesh.

BGMEA President Siddiqur Rahman, CED Adviser Professor Dr Rahim B Talukder, C&A Bangladesh Unit leader Shantanu Sinha and BRAC University Vice Chancellor Professor Syed Saad Andalib, among others, spoke on the occasion.

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