US Ambassador Dan Mozena expressed hope that all the stakeholders in Bangladesh’s apparel sector will choose to make Brand Bangladesh a global brand, reminding them that America will not buy shirts stained with the blood of Bangladeshi workers.
He said: “After the horrific disasters of the Tazreen Fashions fire and the Rana Plaza building collapse, “Enough!” There simply cannot be any more such horrid disasters. The time has come to transform the apparel sector of Bangladesh.”
He said these remarks at the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) event marking the launching ceremony of DCCI Help Desk and unveiling of ‘US Products and Services Info Center’ at the DCCI auditorium.
Quoting a US Congress, Mozena said: “America won’t buy shirts stained with the blood of Bangladeshi workers… that is my message.”
“Indeed, working together, we can transform Bangladesh’s apparel sector. To that end, I commit myself, my mission, my government to do everything that we can to help Bangladesh’s apparel sector lead the way in Bangladesh becoming the next Asian Tiger,” Mozena said.
The US ambassador emphasized joint efforts to ensure that these tragedies have not been in vain, to ensure that these tragedies are never repeated, to ensure that Brand Bangladesh is a Preferred Brand. “We must first understand the cause of these horrible, deadly disasters,” he said.
President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed and Registrar of Joint Stock Companies Bijon Kumar Baishya also spoke at the function chaired by DCCI President M Sabur Khan.