The US Ambassador to Bangladesh, Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat visited the Denim Expert Ltd. factory in the Karnaphuli EPZ, Chittagong on 15th March 2018. The factory visit formed a part of her week long trip to the Chittagong Hill Tracts area.
The USAID Bangladesh Mission Director, Janina Jaruzelski and other high ranking officials from the US Embassy in Dhaka and from USAID accompanied Ambassador Bernicat.
The Managing Director of Denim Expert Ltd. Mr. Mostafiz Uddin gave the Ambassador a guided tour of the facility, during which the US Embassy delegation were shown the factory floors, the design and development studio, the washing plant, the automatic laser facility, the effluent treatment plant (ETP) and were introduced to numerous members of the Denim Expert Ltd. team.
As the tour of the factory progressed Her Excellency took time to hold short discussions with the workers and staff of Denim Expert Ltd. to enquire about their feelings for the working environment and their own personal lives.
Her Excellency was able to witness first hand the CSR activities undertaken by the company and to hold short discussions with workers welfare association representatives, the general workforce and some of the disabled employees about their roles and the provisions provided by the company to ensure their long-term employment. She was impressed by the dedication of the employees that she met and said ‘I am happy to see that you are all working together as a family for a long term better future.’
The team at Denim Expert Ltd. are truly grateful to Her Excellency Marcia Bernicat and the USAID representatives for their visit. It was truly inspiring for all of the employees at Denim Expert Ltd. to be able to interact and hold discussions with Her Excellency during the day.
The Denim Expert Ltd. family would like to thank Her Excellency for her passion for the industry and salute her for her support in the development of our country.