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State Minister for Ministry of Labour and Employment Md Mujibul Haque, MP, on Wednesday said that compensation for accidental death of workers would be increased by at least cent percent from the existing Taka one lakh, reports BSS.
“Since the present amount of compensation offered in accidental death of a worker is very much insufficient, the amount will be increased by at least cent percent from the existing Taka one lakh,” he said while addressing the national representative council of Bangladesh Construction Workers’ Union as the chief guest at Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) here.
The minister also stressed the need for taking safety precautions at construction sites, saying, “Construction workers should wear necessary safety equipments during work as it will help reduce accidental deaths in construction sites.”
According to the construction workers union and REHAB, about 37 lakh (3.7 million) people work in Bangladesh’s construction industry. According to the reports in different newspapers, 134 construction workers have been killed and 94 others became crippled in 2017.
President of union Md Rabiul Islam presided over the function. Among others, Workers Party General Secretary Fazle Hossain Badshah, MP, Advisory Council Members of the Awami League Mozaffar Hossain Paltu, and General Secretary of Bangladesh Trade Union Kendra Dr Wajedul Islam Khan were present on the occasion.