First-ever RMG factory inaugurated inside jail
Published : 01:15 PM, 27 December 2017 Wednesday | Updated: 02:40 PM, 27 December 2017 Wednesday
Bangladesh first-ever garment factory inside Narayanganj District jail was inaugurated Wednesday morning to facilitate income for prisoners.
Around 11:00 am, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal formally inaugurated the Resilience Garments Industry and Jamdani Production Center inside the jail.
After inaugurating the jail the home minister told the reporters, `All the prisoners at different prisons of the country are provided with traning for their reform and are given all kinds of facilities. Gradually, they will be provided with more facilities.`
Jail superintendent Subhash Das said, until November, there were about 2,150 prisoners in the prison and about 300 prisoners will be working the factory now.
According to a news agency, some 300-400 prisoners received training from Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) to run the factory in two shifts.
The Jail superintendent said, their (prisoner) earnings will be credited to their respective accounts. They can either send the money to their families or withdraw the entire amount after serving their term in the prison.
The garment factory was built on 5,000 square feet of area with the help of the district administration and the Department of Social Services. A total of 57 imported machines were installed at the factory, the official said.