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Bangladesh RMG industry sees steady growth: BGMEA

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  • 7 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh RMG industry sees steady growth: BGMEA

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Bangladesh’s RMG industry is making all-out efforts to grow with environmental sustainability which is one of the core areas of concern for the industry, BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said.

“We have 148 LEED Green factories certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), of which 44 are Platinum rated and 91 are Gold rated. Moreover, 40 out of top 100 green factories of the world belong to Bangladesh while 500 more are in the process of getting certification. It proves the focus drive of the industry in the area of environmental sustainability,” he said.

Faruque Hassan made the observation while speaking at a webinar titled ''Lean into the Future of Green Transition - Greentech for Industrial Processes & Sustainable Buildings'' hosted by the Trade Council of Denmark - Bangladesh, in collaboration with BGMEA on Tuesday. 

The webinar was aimed at increasing the awareness of Danish technical solutions for Green Building and Industrial Processes in Bangladesh. The issues of sustainable buildings, green building certification and green finance were discussed in the webinar.

Ambassador of Denmark to Bangladesh Winnie Estrup Petersen gave the welcome remark at the programme.

In his address the BGMEA President said, “In order to keep our industry competitive in the global market, there is no alternative to advanced sustainable technologies and initiatives.” “There is great scope for the industry to improve its energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint through adoption of technologies such as advanced LED lamps, direct drive exhaust fan, Building management system, solar PV, low liquor dying machines, Circular technology, water treatment and recycling, compressed air system, automation and etc.”

Khondkar Morshed Millat, General Manager of Sustainable Finance Department (SFD) of Bangladesh Bank, Nishat Shahid Chowdhury, Program Manager or IFC or Partnership for Cleaner Textiles, Santanu Dutta Gupta, Regional Head of Market Development of USGBC Faculty, Kim Waage Weinkouff Cook, Financial Sector Counsellor, Trade Council and representatives for Danish companies attended the webinar. Ali Mustaq Butt, commercial counselor of the Trade Council – Dhaka moderated the webinar.