A day-long workshop with Industrial Police, RMG industry representatives, Trade Union representatives and workers was organized on August 7, 2019 at the Conference Hall of Industrial Police-4 (Kanchpur) in Narayanganj. It was organized under the project titled ‘Industrial Police and Bangladesh Ready Made Garment Community Engagement Activity’ funded by USAID, where BILS is one of the implementing partners.
The workshop discussed the duties of an Industrial Police including the working environment, daily life, challenges and limitations. In the workshop, three case studies were discussed in three groups and the results were presented. The workshop was conducted by Karl-o-Clark of ICITAP.
US Ambassador Robert Earl Miller was the chief guest at the workshop. BGMEA President Dr. Rubana Haque, former President of BGMEA as well as Chairman of OPEX and Sinha Group Anisur Rahman Sinha, BILS Vice Chairman and President of Jatiya Sramik League Alhaj Sukkur Mahamud, Deputy Commissioner of Narayanganj Jashim Uddin, Additional Inspector General of Industrial Police Abdus Salam, Police Super of Industrial Police-4 Mohammad Zahidul Islam, Senior Joint secretary of BKMEA Mohammad Sharif Hossain, Senior Deputy Secretary of BGMEA Abul Hossain, Country Program Director of the solidarity Center Jon Hartough and Coordinator of the project from BILS Abu Yusuf Mollah addressed among others at the workshop.
The main implementing agency of the project is ICITAP, situated in the US Department of Justice’s Criminal Division and funded primarily by the US State Department. The main aim of the project is to increase communication and credibility among the stakeholders, increase the professional skills of the Industrial Police and positive promotion.