Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has urged garment factory owners to pay Eid bonuses and arrears of the workers before August 28.
"The owners have been asked to fix a date after discussion with the workers to clear all their dues," he said while briefing reporters at his office on Sunday on overall law and order situation during Eid-ul-Azha holidays, reports UNB.
The minister also asked garment owners to announce Eid holidays in phases from August 28.
Asaduzzaman said the government has taken special measures to ensure security at Eid congregations across the country.
He said plying of trucks and long vehicles on highways have been banned three days before Eid to ensure the easy movement of vehicles carrying home-bound people and avoid long tailback on the highways.
However, trucks carrying emergency medicines, emergency foods, exported goods will remain out of the restriction, the minister added.
He said the movement of sand-laden vessels on river routes will also remain suspended during the Eid period.
Security will be ensured on highways, railways and river routes so that Eid holidaymakers can go home safely, said the minister adding special measures have also been taken to prevent extortion from cattle-laden vehicles.
The minister also ordered the authorities concerned to take adequate measures so that no cattle market could be set up near highways.
"Bus, train, launch carrying home-bound people will remain under the surveillance of security forces. Besides, 33 cattle markets under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) will also remain under surveillance of CCTV cameras," said Asaduzzaman.