A coalition of industry and government agencies signed an agreement in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday to more aggressively address safety and labor issues in the country’s troubled garment industry.
The National Tripartite Plan of Action, or NTPA, is a measure that focuses specifically on fire safety and structural integrity, both part of the critical issues looming over Bangladesh’s $20 billion garment industry after the recent tragedies that claimed more than 1,200 lives.
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