IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 9, September 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. M. Habibur Rahman, Sayeed Ahmed Siddiqui
The Ready Made Garments (RMG) of Bangladesh started in the late 1970 and became an important pioneer in the economy (contributes 80% of total export earnings of Bangladesh) and in terms of foreign currency earnings Bangladesh is the second largest garments exporter next to china. In 2013-2014 about 4 million people, working in around 4222 (Source: BGMEA) garments factories and approximately 80% people of them are female. In FY (fiscal year) 2013-2014 Bangladesh reached the export value 24.59b (billion) USD and in July‘2014-feb’2015 it reaches 16,551.49m USD that is 81.49% share of national export in this time (by export promotion bureau of Bangladesh). RMG sector has set a target to earn 30b USD by 2015 and 50b USD by 2021. Total amount of employment in RMG sector is 4 million where 3.2 million female are doing work on an average 11.12 hours/day in the garment factory/industry. In this regards, we took the study for the contribution of female worker in RMG as well as the contribution to the national economy of female garment workers in Bangladesh.