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Bangladesh for green and innovative technologies

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  • 1 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh for green and innovative technologies

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Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun urged the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to mobilise green and innovative technologies for the countries in transition.

The minister attended a high-level opening ceremony of the 19th General Conference of UNIDO virtually on Tuesday.

Presidents of Madagascar, Rwanda and Kenya as well as the Prime Minister of Tunisia, among others, attended the conference.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres also participated and delivered speech at the high-level opening segment of the 19th General Conference of the UNIDO.

While highlighting the rapid industrial development of Bangladesh in recent years, the industries minister said, “Bangladesh has been making a structural transformation of its economy by implementing multiple mega projects, setting up sustainable industries, high-tech IT parks, implementing Digital Bangladesh programme, and diversifying its exports.”

Expressed his confidence over the progress, the minister said, “Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh is well on track to be a knowledge-based developed country by 2041.”

He thanked the UNIDO for its contribution to promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in the member states.

Humayun urged the UNIDO to further strengthen its collaboration with the least developed countries (LDCs) and the countries in transition.

He stressed technical cooperation, transfer of technology and know-hows and implementing best practices     in order to, inter alia, strengthen human skills, capacities and innovation for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) while embracing the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).

“UNIDO’s role has become more critical than ever in the context of the challenges of climate change and COVID-19 pandemic,” the industries minister added.

 This year the 19th General Conference of UNIDO has been organised in a hybrid format. The five-day event is being held from November 29 to December 3.

A Bangladesh delegation led by Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun is participating in the conference.