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Ashulia RMG factories to reopen Monday

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Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) decided to reopen all 55 RMG factories in Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on Monday (December 26).

A competent source said that the apex body took the decision in meeting with factory owners on Sunday afternoon (December 25).

The decision will be made public through a formal press briefing around 7:00 pm. BGMEA public relations department, however, did not confirm about the agenda of the press briefing.

The owners closed 55 factories sine die on December 20 following laborers unrest in the area from December 11.

According to the sources, the garment industry has already incurred a loss of Tk 1,500 crore in 15 days, the source added.

RMG factory workers in Ashulia became agitated since December 11 over pay-hike, job cut and increase of house rent in the area.

The owners, later on December 20, closed the factories sine die failing to bring the situation under control.

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