Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies expressed interest to support Bangladesh’s readymade garment industry in the use of renewable energy.
A delegation of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd met president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Faruque Hassan at the latter’s office in Dhaka on Monday.
BGMEA vice presidents Khandoker Rafiqul Islam, Md. Nasir Uddin and Vice President of BKMEA Fazlee Shamim Ehsan were also present at the meeting.
They had discussions on possible collaboration between Huawei Technologies and BGMEA to increase renewable energy usage in the RMG industry of Bangladesh, particularly by using solar panels in the garment factories.
The delegation gave an overview of their proposed OPEX and CAPEX model of implementing solar PV in the RMG industry, especially for SMEs. BGMEA president Faruque Hassan said the apparel industry of Bangladesh places utmost importance to sustainable growth and has continued its efforts to minimise the environmental cost of production and decoupling resource consumption.
As a result, Bangladesh’s RMG industry has secured the leading position with the highest number of green garment factories in the world, he added. He called upon Huawei Technologies to bring innovative and cost-effective solar panels to garment factories at affordable prices.