Voting to the biennial election to the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) for 2019-22 is going on to elect the board for the trade body.
The polls began at the association offices in Dhaka and Chittagong at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm.
This time Sammilita Forum and Shadhinata Parishad are contesting for 26 posts of directors.
A total of 35 directors need to be elected for the formation of the BGMEA board.
Of them, nine from Chittagong zone have already been elected unopposed.
Shadhinata Parishad is vying for 18 posts in Dhaka zone as it filed nomination papers of 18 people, while the Sammilita Forum is vying for 26 posts as it could submit nomination papers for all 26 posts.
Rubana Huq, Managing Director of Mohammadi Group, is leading Sammilita Forum panel, while Zahangir Alam, managing director of Design and Source Limited, is leading Shadhinata Parishad.
Of the 35 elected directors, a president, a first vice president, senior vice president and five vice presidents will be elected.