Bangladeshi garment workers are mourning the loss of their jobs amid rising garment costs.
The nation has lost nearly 1,000 garment factories in the past decade.
A new report from the International Labor Rights Forum shows that over the past six years, garment factories have closed in the northeast, and the region has seen a sharp increase in the number of garment factories, with many leaving.
The ILRF says the Bangladesh government has made no efforts to close garment factories and is instead investing in the industry, creating jobs and bringing the country out of a severe garment industry recession.
According to the report, Bangladesh’s garment manufacturing sector lost $8.7 billion in revenue in 2015, and while it is still in the early stages of recovery, the situation is deteriorating rapidly.
The garment sector has been growing at an annual rate of around 30 percent.
According a report from a trade association representing garment workers by the International Trade Union Confederation, Bangladesh has more than 4,000 factories that produce garments.
The government is looking to expand the supply chain, with the government’s aim to double the number by 2020.
The Bangladesh government is working on two strategies to expand production in the garment sector, according to the ILRF.
The first strategy is to expand garment production by increasing its output of the textile, paper, and apparel industries.
This is meant to increase the number and scale of factories, but the report notes that the plan may not be achievable because of weak demand.
The second strategy is expanding production in other sectors.
The report found that the government is also expanding the export of apparel, which will create an estimated 20,000 jobs and generate an additional $20 billion for the country’s economy.
According the report: The Government has begun to make a number of policy initiatives, including the introduction of a new apparel import tariff of 1.25 percent on garments imported from Bangladesh.
It is also considering a tariff on textile and paper products and a new import duty on textiles and apparel manufactured in India.
The country’s textile sector is growing rapidly, and more than 10,000 new textile factories are planned to be opened in the next three years.
According [to] the Government, the country will be able to export about 10,500 garments per year in 2020.
It will need to export 2.8 million garments per month to meet its domestic demand for clothing.
But in 2020, this number will likely fall to only 1.3 million garments, which the Government is planning to double to 1.5 million garments by 2025.
The Government is also increasing the supply of clothing through its clothing export program, and is considering increasing this program to 50 percent of the production capacity.
The study also found that more than 1,800 garment workers were injured in 2015 due to unsafe working conditions.
According, according the report from Human Rights Watch, Bangladeshis suffer from physical, psychological, and sexual harassment and abuse.
The situation has become so bad that the Bangladesh National Labor Union (BNLU) recently called on the government to step in to protect garment workers from workplace discrimination.
The group said that the garment industry in Bangladesh has been hit by a number that have put the livelihoods of thousands of garment workers at risk.
“This is the first report of the ILRF that looks at the impact of the apparel sector on Bangladeshis’ health, including physical and psychological injuries and deaths,” said Hadiya Ahmed, a researcher at Human Rights and Labor Rights Program at the ILRI.
“The number of injuries from unsafe working practices is staggering, and in a country where employment is a fundamental right, the risk is rising.”
The ILRIF said it has been tracking the health effects of the garment and textile industry for several years.
The organization has found that about 3,000 people are diagnosed with respiratory infections every day, and 2,500 people die from workplace injuries every year.
It has also documented the death toll of garment and garment workers during the garment crisis and the garment factory shutdowns in the country.
In 2015, more than 60 garment factories shut down.
Bangladesh has made some progress in closing factories, said Ahmed.
But the country has not made progress on closing the textile industry.
According at least one garment factory is still operating, but many others have closed due to the ongoing garment crisis.