Bangladesh's economy; 6% growth despite garment industry tragedy

Oct 20, 2014, 08:18 PM

Ten months after the 2013 Rana Plaza tragedy, experts hired by western retailers launched mass inspections at Bangladesh's clothing factories. In the Rana Plaza building collapse, more than 1,000 workers died, reinforcing Bangladesh's image as a low wage economy with poor enforcement of safety standards.The garment industry has been difficult to police, as it has been growing fast, along with the rest of the economy. Bangladesh has maintained an impressive 6% growth rate. Sheikh Hasina, PM of Bangladesh, speaks about the government's priorities in an exclusive interview.