Bangladesh, Oct. 25 -- Labour and Environment secretary KM Abdus Salam on Sunday said Keraniganj would be a child labour- free area by 2022 as government is determined to eliminate it from the country to achieve SDGs.

"A committee will be formed within the next week to make Keraniganj a child labour -free area. DC, mayor, union parishad chairman and trade union leaders will be included in the committee," he said.

The secretary was speaking in a roundtable discussion titled "Elimination of child labour in local RMG: Challenges and way forward" organised by Bangladesh Labour Foundation (BLF).

"We hope that the international agencies including the ILO will be more helpful to achieve SDGs instead of only giving advice," he added.

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