Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association President Dr Rubana Huq has praised the prime minister's announcement of the Tk5,000 crore incentive package for export-oriented industries.
"Garment factory owners felt relieved after the announcement came from the prime minister. They need to pay Tk4,000 crore in workers' wages each month," Rubana said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in a televised address to the nation this evening, said the money would be spent explicitly to pay wages of workers.
"The country's production and exports may be harmed due to the coronavirus. I hereby declare a Tk5,000 crore incentive package for the export-oriented industries. The money can be utilised to only pay the workers," the prime minister said in her speech.