Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – The government in association with four development organisations will take a project for improving the living standard of female tea workers and ensuring social protection for their families in three districts under Sylhet division.
The project period is two years and its estimated cost is US$2 million, said Principal Coordinator on SDG Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office Md Abul Kalam Azad at a views-exchange here on Saturday.
The views-exchange held at the conference room of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments with Labour and Employment Secretary KM Ali Azam in the chair, said a PID handout.
ILO country director for Bangladesh Tuomo Poutiainen, high officials from different government agencies, representatives from four UN organisations and some non-government organisations joined the event.
Abul Kalam stressed the need to address different problems of women workers in the important industry like tea sector for ensuring sustainable development.
The Labour and Employment Secretary said the government has been working to ensure decent workplaces across the country to attain the sustainable development goals.