Bashundhara LPG will supply alternative fuel to Apparels Wet Processing Limited (AWPL) to ensure uninterrupted energy at the factory.
It is for the first time for any readymade garment factory in Bangladesh using liquefied natural gas (LPG) for industrial purposes, according to an agreement signed at Bashundhara Industrial Headquarters-2 in the capital Dhaka on Tuesday.
According to the deal, Bashundhara LPG will set up a bulk LPG tanker at AWPL factory that produces 65 thousand pieces of garment product every day.
The company has chosen Bashundhara LPG as alternative energy to the factory considering the brand value of the country’s leading industrial conglomerate.
Bashundhara Group Sector – A chief financial officer Mahbub Alam, chief operating officer MM Jasim Uddin, head of Human Resources Saad Tanvir, deputy general manager Sarowar Hossain Sohag and secretary to vice chairman Mushfiqur Rahman were also present on the occasion.
On behalf of AWPL, its chief executive officer Taslim Ahmed, director Amit Kanti, company secretary Mujibul Islam and head of Engineering Kawsar Rahman attended the meeting.
Jakaria Jalal said, "The agreement is considered a milestone achievement for the brand Bashundhara LPG as it believes in diversification of investment." “We have a target of safe habitat in the sustainable development goal. Alternative energy supply is important for the export-oriented apparel industry. We have already begun supplying gas for ceramic and other broiler-depended industries,” he said.
“We welcome the initiative of Apparels Wet Processing. Bashundhara LPG welcomes other industries also to take the industrial solutions of alternative energy,” he said.
AWPL authorities informed that the company takes solutions from Bashundhara LPG to run the factory in an environmentally-friendly way.
Bashundhara LPG has provided alternative energy solutions to 10 industries so far.