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Coal-based ceramic unit starts operation in Bangladesh

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 April, 2017 12:00 AM
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Coal-based ceramic unit starts operation in Bangladesh
Southeast Union Ceramic Industries Chairman SM Amzad Hossain speaks at a press conference at Lockpur Group conference hall in Katakhali industrial area in Bagerhat recently.

Southeast Union Ceramic Industries Limited (SEUCIL), the country’s largest coal-based ceramic company has started its journey at Katakhali industrial area under Bagerhat district.

It is a joint-venture project between China and Bangladesh with the investment of Taka 950 crore for manufacturing of high quality and colourful tiles.

S M Amzad Hossain, Chairman of Southeast Union Ceramic Industries has disclosed it at a press conference at Lockpur Group conference hall at Katakhali industrial area on Friday last.

While Le U, Managing Director and Syed Hafizur Rahman, Project Director, among others were present at the press conference, a press release said on Monday.

SM Amzad Hossain said we have set up coal-based ceramic industry because it confirms more stable and safe gas supply comparing to gas based ceramic industries in Bangladesh.

This industry will manufacture twenty five thousand square meter tiles equivalent to two lakh 69 thousand square feet per day at the first phase and forty thousand square meter equivalent to four lakh 30 thousand square feet daily after completion of second phase within next five months.

We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese renowned ceramic manufacturing company to set up a coal-based world class ceramic industry in Bangladesh in June 2016, said Lockpur Group chairman adding that it is fully automatic with environment-friendly protection system based on international standard.

He mentioned that about 1050 technical staffs and workers have been working in this industry, of whom, 50 are Chinese. 30 percent of the total workers are women to work in this factory.