Professor Dr Md Anwarul Islam, a teacher of Pharmacy department of Rajshahi University, has invented a new method of producing low-cost golden fibre.
This golden fibre is found in a plant that can be cultivated at comparatively less cost.
Md Anwar is not interested to disclose the plant’s name, as his research work is still unfinished.
More academic research is needed to make this fibre worth using, he said.
Besides, sufficient fund for research work is needed. If this fibre is commercially produced, it can be used in textile and readymade garment industries.
Talking to the daily sun, Prof Anwarul Islam said he has found this fibre in a plant during his research work that he has been doing for the last three years.
“This plant is specially found in bushes and it can be used in producing apparel as fibre which is presently produced from jute.
“It (golden fibre) will appear as a blessing for our textile industry, if I can finish my research work successfully. Bangladesh will also be able to earn a huge foreign currency by exporting it,” said Prof Anwar.
To finish the research work successfully, government patronage is needed, he added.
Prof Dr Anwarul Islam is the former dean of science faculty of Rajshahi University. He is the member of Bangladesh Pharmacy Council and chief economic director of Pharmaceutical Journal. He is also involved in anti-cancer research work under a US university.