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Dutch Ministers Visited DBL Factory Complex

Dutch Ministers; H.E. Mrs. Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and H.E. Ms. Melanie Schultz Van Haegen, Minister of Infrastructure and Environment paid a visit to DBL Group Factories at Kashimpur, Gazipur on 15th June, 2015. A multi-stakeholder delegation comprising representatives of Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, Ministry for Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands, Mr. Gerben de Jong, Ambassador of the Netherlands, Mr. Sheikh Mohammad Belal – Ambassador at the Bangladesh Embassy in the Netherlands, high officials from Dutch water companies, textile companies, trade unions and NGOs accompanied the Ministers. Mr. M.A. Jabbar, Managing Director, DBL Group and Mr. M.A. Rahim, Vice Chairman, DBL Group were also present during their visit.

The visit was to see the implementation of Partnership for Cleaner Textiles (PaCT) Project in DBL. PaCT seeks to bring about systemic, positive environmental change for the Bangladesh textile wet processing sector, its workers, surrounding communities and to contribute to the sector’s long-term competitiveness. PaCT is being implemented in about one hundred wet processing textile factories in Bangladesh.

Besides, PaCT, DBL is also working on projects like Rice Fortification Program, Nirapod: Saving Women from Unwanted Pregnancy & Unsafe MR etc. These projects are funded by the Netherlands government. During the visit, activity and progress of these projects have also been shared with the Ministers.