By  on December 29, 2013

As Dhaka witnessed one of the highest days of political drama of the pre-election fervor on Sunday, businesses remained largely closed as ground transport was shut down. The opposition led parties continue to call for businesses and the city itself to remain closed on Monday to send a strong message of protest to the ruling Awami League.

Officials of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association told WWD that they were struggling to ensure that orders could be met although December has been a hard month and that garment factory owners were now paying major penalties because of the political situation. “Cancellation of orders worth $3.77 million have happened in this month itself,” a BGMEA official said. This was in the first three and a half weeks of this month.

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