Ambassador of Kingdom of the Netherlands to Bangladesh Harry Verweij on Thursday inaugurated the expansion of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) of the Kalurghat Factory of Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) in Chattogram.
The ETP is a sustainable solution to reutilizing, recycle industrial liquid wastes and cleans contaminated water from rivers and lakes, and other water sourcesThis process eventually leads to a reduction in the usage of fresh water in industries, said a press release.
The expansion project, currently can handle 400 tons of effluent per day with 12000 Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) level by incorporating different units to drive superior performance and cater the growing needs.
During the half-day programme, Harry Verweij was accompanied by Senior Advisor, Economic and Commercial Affairs of the embassy.
Kedar Lele, Chairman and Managing Director of UBL, Ruhul Quddus Khan, Supply Chain Director, UBL, Siddharth Nandy, Factory Director of UBL and Shamima Akhter, Head - Corporate Affairs, Partnerships and Communications of UBL, were also present on the occasion.
Harry Verweij said, “This is a great opportunity to visit Kalurghat Factory of UBL, which carries historical value with it."
Shedding lights on purpose-led and future-fit sustainable business, Kedar Lele said, “We are constantly working to improve the operating environment within the factory and this is the reason why Kalurghat Factory is the best-in-class factory in South Asia region.""We are very happy to host H.E. Harry Verweij and showcase one of the best production facility of the country," he added.
The modern high-tech ETP plant of Unielver has improved its productivity immensely along with reduction in manual labour and safety hazards.