April 14, 2021, 7:44 am


Staff Correspondent

Published:
2021-04-05 16:21:53 BdST

Faruque Hassan elected new BGMEA president


Faruque Hassan has become the new president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) for the term 2021-2023.

Hassan led Sammilita Parishad won the biennial election securing 24 posts of directors while the other panel, Forum Panel, led by ABM Shamsuddin won 11 posts.

The election was held peacefully on Sunday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm at Hotel Radisson Blu in Dhaka and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at regional office of BGMEA in Chattogram.

The BGMEA polls witnessed a voters’ turnout of 86 percent. Out of the 1853 voters in Dhaka region, some 1604 BGMEA members cast their votes while out of the 461 voters in Chattogram region, some 392 voters cast their votes in Chattogram region.

Meanwhile, leaders of the contesting two panels have claimed that the election was held in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

Some 70 candidates from two panels have contested for the post of 35 directors.

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