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1,500 Bangladesh factories set to be inspected by August

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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

About 1,500 factories in Bangladesh are on track to be inspected by the end of August as part of a five-year safety agreement signed by more than 150 clothing brands and 20 countries, according to organizers of the pact.

In a conference call on Monday, organizers said inspections were performed on 10 factories in November and December. About 250 inspections are expected to be conducted each month.

Reports from the inspections of 10 factories will be available online on Tuesday.

The legally binding agreement, signed in May, was established in response to a building collapse on April 24 that killed more than 1,100 garment workers.

 

 
 


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