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Bangladeshi Prime Minister and U.S. President on Garment Industry: May 1 and 3, and June 27, 2013

Bangladeshi Prime Minister and U.S. President on Garment Industry: May 1 and 3, and June 27, 2013

Bangladeshi prime minister and U.S. president on garment industry: May 1 and 3, and June 27, 2013

On April 24, 2013, the eight-story Rana Plaza building collapsed, killing more than 1,000 people. The Rana Plaza housed five garment factories supplying products to major retail outlets in Europe and North America. The disaster highlighted major safety deficiencies in Bangladeshi garment factories, as well as poor wages and a dire lack of adherence to building codes during construction. Bangladesh's garment industry is second only to China's in terms of its size and accounts for around 80 percent of the country's more than $27 billion in export receipts. Subsequent to the disaster, ...

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