Industrial workers asked to take Eid holiday in phases to avoid rush

Industrial workers asked to take Eid holiday in phases to avoid rush

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Factory owners of industrial belt asked their workers to take eid holiday leave from July 14 onwards in phases to avoid heavy pressure on highways ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-fitar.
The decision was taken at a coordination meeting held at Home Ministry on Wednesday with State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in the chair and representatives of different stakeholders, BGMEA, BKMEA and BTMEA present.
Briefing to reporters after the meeting, the junior home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said hundreds thousands of workers will leave Dhaka and its adjoining districts before eid day for their village homes to celebrate the festival creating a sever traffic congestion on the highways.To avert the situation, we requested the factory owners, special industrial belt in Dhaka, Gazipur, Naryangonj and Chittagong, to give eid vacations to their workers from July 14 and onwards in phases. Leaders of the factory owners associations agreed with us and they said they would comply the meeting decision, the state minister for home said.
He also said that the factory owners were also asked to give monthly sallary and eid bonus by July 10. Besides, a special committee has been formed led by one Additional Secretary of Labour Ministry to help the factory owners so that no unpleasant incident occurs in case any factory owners fails to pay salary and eid bonus, Kamal added.
“Industrial police has been performing their duties alongside other law enforcing agencies to avert any unpleasant incident in industrial belt, the state minister said.
He said allout preparation has been taken to ensure safety of the passengers on highways. Concerned district police will cooperate with Highway police alongside other law enforcing agencies, including Rab and BGB. If necessary Rab helicopters will hover on the highways to monitor the situation, the junior Home Minister said.
No unfit river transport will be allowed to run on riverways to avoid accident ahead of eid. The Shipping Ministry will ensure it, he said..
Initiatives have already taken to keep traffic jam under control at ferry ghats. We hope the traffic congestion will remain comfortable, the state minister said.
Senior Secretary of Home Ministry Dr Md Mozammel Haque Khan, IGP AKM Shahidul Huq, chiefs of different law enforcing intelligence agencies and concerned officials of different ministries were attended the meeting. – News Desk

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