Delwar wants to reopen Tazreen Fashions

Staff Correspondent

Tazreen Fashions Limited owner Delwar Hossain on Thursday said that he was planning to reopen the apparel factory at Ashulia, which was gutted on November 24, 2012 in a fire that killed at least 112 workers, mostly women.
Delwar, also the Tuba Group managing director, while talking to New Age after the Dhaka District and Sessions Judge’s Court on Thursday charged him, his wife Mahmuda Akter and 11 other Tazreen staff with murder, culpable homicide and killing by negligence for the fire at the factory on November 24, 2012.
He said that the court would pronounce verdict and judge whether he was guilty of the charges examining evidences and witnesses.
‘I am not thinking over the case because I know that I have committed no crime rather I have lost my business and property in the accidental fire…Now I am trying to survive with the business,’ he said.
Delwer said that he had a plan to start work in November or December to reopen Tazreen Fashions Ltd and engineers had already visited the building.
He said that he had established seven apparel units in Ashulia, Gazipur and Dhaka city but all of the unites except two remained shut as he failed to pay the workers because of the impact of Tazreen Fashions fire.
He hoped that the he could recover his losses in a short time and now he would not run any unit in the city.
According to Delwar, two of his factories – Tuba Garments at Badda in the city and Tuba Knitting – are in operation and more than 2,000 workers are working there.

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