WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs said Thursday it is providing a $2.5 million competitive grant to fund fire and building safety improvements in Bangladesh’s garment industry, in the wake of two tragedies that have claimed the lives of more than 1,200 people.
The agency’s funding of technical assistance comes as international pressure intensifies to make serious reforms in fire and building safety codes in Bangladesh, following the Rana Plaza building collapse in April that killed 1,129 people and the Tazreen Fashions fire in November in which 112 workers perished.
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