Dhaka, 29 March 2019
STATEMENT by the EU DELEGATION to BANGLADESH on BANANI FIRE
"The Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh expresses its deep condolences for the loss of lives from the fire at FR Tower on Kamal Ataturk Avenue at Banani, Dhaka. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families which lost their dear ones.
The EU Delegation also wishes early recovery for those who have sustained injuries from the fire.
The European Union attaches high importance to safety at the work place and has been working since 2013 with the authorities of Bangladesh to improve work place safety in the Readymade Garment sector. The EU also encourages the Government of Bangladesh to take similar policy measures in work place in other economic sectors in Bangladesh, including in the building sector."
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