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BGMEA-SK Ecoplant keen to collaborate on green RMG technologies

  • Special Correspondent
  • 30 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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BGMEA-SK Ecoplant keen to collaborate on green RMG technologies
Leaders of BGMEA led by its President Faruque Hassan pose for a photo after visiting SK ecoplant, a leading environmental services provider of South Korea on Friday.

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and SK ecoplant are keen to collaborate on promoting green technologies in the ready made garment sector.

Both parties expressed it when a BGMEA delegation led by President Faruque Hassan visited SK ecoplant, a leading environmental services provider in South Korea.

The visit aims to get an experience of its innovative eco-friendly technologies that help to preserve the environment through energy efficiency and reduction of harmful waste in the industrial sector. During the visit on Friday, the BGMEA delegation conveyed keen interest to collaborate with SK ecoplant to support Bangladesh's RMG industry in adopting innovative technologies and processes to become more               efficient and sustainable. The BGMEA delegation included Vice President Shahidullah Azim, Director Asif Ashraf, Managing Director of DBL Group MA Jabbar and Managing Director of Hams Group Engr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman and AshaabAdeeb Hassan, Director of Giant Group.

Jong Hun OH, Head of Waste Research Lab, Jaeho Ho, Head of Water Research Lab, SUNG YEOL CHOI, Team Leader (SKIL, SK Innovation Lab) and Ted Kim, Manager, EcoLab accompanied the BGMEA team during the visit and apprised them of the innovating technologies and solutions provided by SK ecoplant.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan invited SK ecoplant team to visit Dhaka and organise a joint workshop to make Bangladeshi garment factories aware of innovative technologies, especially incineration boiler, waste heat recovery and sludge management.

They have expressed their willingness to explore the potential areas of collaboration with BGMEA.

Faruque Hassan said the RMG industry of Bangladesh is increasingly focusing on enhancing productivity and efficiency while attaching utmost importance to environmental sustainability to make the industry competitive and sustainable in the long run.

He invited the SK ecoplant team to the Made in Bangladesh Week which will be organised by BGMEA on 12-18 November in Dhaka to promote Bangladesh and the RMG industry by showcasing its strengths and encouraging stories internationally.

Besides, Bangladesh and South Korea have a huge scope of collaboration to complement each other for the development of the apparel industry through exchanging knowledge, expertise and technology, said BGMEA chief.

South Korean companies are well reputable for their innovative technologies that can be adopted by Bangladeshi garment factories in enhancing productivity and efficiency, which create a win-win situation for both sides, he said.

He made the remarks while visiting the GyeongbukTechnopark in South Korea on Friday.

The Technopark team mentioned that they have experience in working in countries like China, Japan, Ethiopia, Vietnam and expressed interest to work with Bangladesh as well.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan called upon GyeongbukTechnopark to support and cooperate with the Centre of Innovation, Efficiency and Occupational Safety and Health, and BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) with an aim to enhance capacity of the RMG industry through exchanging knowledge, expertise and technology.