ILO Country Office in Bangladesh (CO–Dhaka)

  • Bangladesh celebrated National Occupational Safety and Health Day on 28 April 2017

  • Supported by ILO, with funding from Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom the event saw a march through the streets of Dhaka

  • A marching band led the way

  • Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and State Minister for Labour and Employment Md Mujibul Haque presided over proceedings

  • Joining them were Canadian High Commissioner Pierre Benoit Lamaree and BGMEA president Siddiqur Rahman

  • The Fire service were out in force

  • As were members of trade unions

  • Other organizations also marked the day as it gradually becomes the focal point for year round efforts to build a culture of safety in Bangladesh