Beximco Group, a Bangladeshi corporate giant, has exported 6.5 million Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gowns to the USA.
With this, Bangladesh joined the select group of countries that manufacture world-class, large-scale PPE to US brand Hanes for ultimate delivery to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), says a press release.
To mark the occasion, a ceremony took place at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday where State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam joined the US Ambassador Earl R Miller to see off Beximco's first shipment of PPE to the USA.
Beximco Chief Executive Officer and Group Director Syed Naved Husain said, "In just two months, we've unleashed our world-class manufacturing, technical and design talent to switch over and start making personal protection equipment and help increase the supply of PPE which is urgently needed in Bangladesh and worldwide."
"Bangladesh was well-positioned to become a new hub for PPE manufacturing. This would help keep people safe and secure worldwide while helping Bangladesh`s economy and ensuring that the large workforce of 4.1 million in the garment sector can still make a good livelihood", he added.
With a goal of becoming a major global player in this sector in the next three years, the company has set up a new PPE Industrial Park, just a 10-minute walk from Beximco Industrial Park.
In addition, it has hired the top global consultants, and are investing and setting up comprehensive vertical facilities for PPE products which will include all levels of PPE Gowns, coveraals, masks, etc.