US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat today said that she would discuss the GSP issue with the US President-elect Donald Trump to provide the facility for Bangladesh's RMG sector.
"Certainly, I will discuss the issue with President-elect Donald Trump so that Bangladesh could get the US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) facilities for its ready-made garment (RMG) products to the US markets," Bernicat said.
The US envoy was talking to reporters after handing over Nargis-Rashid Foundation Education Stipend to the recipients at East-West Industrial Park at Board Bazar of Gazipur City Corporation.
Expressing satisfaction over the working atmosphere currently prevailing in the country's garment industry, she said Bangladesh's garment industry had witnessed tremendous development where gender disparity reduced significantly.
"We are very happy as we see that working atmosphere in garment industry has showed tremendous development...the owners are now very much cautious to this end especially following the Rana plaza collapse," she said.
Managing Director of East-West Industries Harun-Or-Rashid and Deputy Commissioner, Gazipur S M Alam, among others, were present.
Earlier, a total of 114 students were provided Nargis-Rashid Foundation Education Stipend this year.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)