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Huawei wants to help RMG sector in green energy

  • Special Correspondent
  • 13 May, 2022 12:00 AM
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Huawei wants to help RMG sector in green energy

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies is willing to provide technical solutions and support to the readymade garment industry of Bangladesh.

This will aim to increase capacity to generate renewable energy for the RMG industry.

A delegation of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd expressed the interest when they paid a call on president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Faruque Hassan.

The meeting was held at the BGMEA’s PR office in Gulshan, Dhaka on Wednesday.

The Huawei delegation included Board Member Li Zongsheng (Jason) and Managing Director for Digital Power Business Group Liang Weixing.

BGMEA Vice President Miran Ali was also present at the meeting.

They had discussions on possible scope of increasing renewable energy usage by using solar plants in the garment industry and how Huawei can provide its technical solutions to achieve the objective.

BGMEA president Faruque Hassan cited the impressive progress of Bangladesh’s RMG industry                in terms of sustainability and continuous strides in pursuing excellence in the area.

He said Bangladesh boast of having the highest number of green garment factories in the world with more factories in the process of becoming green.

“However, instead of being complacent, we have continued our efforts in expanding green initiatives in our RMG industry with adaptation of environment-friendly and energy and resource efficient technologies,” he said.

A green factory helps to reduce the energy usage by 40 percent and water consumption by more than 30 percent while it also emits less carbon, thus ensuring environmental safety.

BGMEA president requested Huawei Technologies to bring innovative, affordable and cost-effective solar plants for the garment factories.