Dhaka, July 30 (BAU Correspondent, OurVoice): Drinking water will be provided to the garment industry by 2030 as well as all people of the country. The Deputy Minister of Water Resources A K M Enamul Haque Shamim said this while speaking at a workshop titled “Gender Discrimination, Water and Empowerment among Textile Industry Employees of the country” organized at Professor Muzaffar Ahmed Auditorium of Dhaka University on Monday.
The workshop was organized by the University of Oxford, Dhaka University, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. At the initiative of these four universities, the life of 30 workers working in the garment factory of Vadam area of Gazipur district were closely researched. The results of this study were presented by BAU professor Dr. Sadika Haque in the workshop as a keynote paper.
At the same time, a documentary image of women towards their husbands, homeowners, and factory staff was exposed at the workshop. Besides, the document briefly addressed the water crisis at the residence of garment workers.
The supernumerary Professor of Sociology department of Dhaka University A. I. Mahbub Uddin Ahmed presided over the program while Deputy Minister for Water Resources A K M Enamul Haque Shamim was present as the chief guest. Emeritus professor of Agricultural Economics Department of BAU prof. Dr. M.A. Sattar Mondal, Director General of Bangladesh Water Development Board Md Mahfuzur Rahman, Professor at Coventry University Dr. Dipa Josi and Dean of Sociology Faculty of Dhaka University Professor Dr. Sarika Halim were also present as special guests.