Amu for setting up ETP for green industrialisation
20 January 2016, Nirapad News: Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu today laid emphasis on setting up of Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) for making environment-friendly green industrialisation in the country.
“There is no support of our government to any type of industrialisation which is harmful to environment and biodiversity and the support won’t be extended also in future. Rather, the government will provide necessary assistance in establishing environment-friendly industries,” he said.
The minister was addressing as the chief guest the inaugural session of the 11th Dhaka International Plastic, Packaging and Printing Industrial Fair-2016 and International Plastic Summit 2016 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city.
Bangladesh Plastic Goods Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BPGMEA) and Taiwan-based Chan Chao International Company Limited are jointly organising the four-day event.
Like the previous policy, Amu said, the National Industrial Policy-2016 would also put special emphasis on the development of plastic industries as the business communities of the sector are seeking necessary policy support to unlock the potentialities of export revenue of US$100 crore by 2021.
He said the government is going to set up an industrial city, worth about Taka 133 crore, for plastic industries in Munshiganj district and the ministry is working to implement the project as early as possible.
He, however, said the domestic demand of plastic goods is increasing by about twenty percent every year, adding that, the future of the sector is bright at home and abroad.
Amu congratulated the foreign exhibitors for their active participation in this mega event and said this fair would create opportunities for technology transfer for the local industries of Bangladesh.
“The fair will enhance the opportunities for the local industries to observe foreign quality products and to exchange views and ideas with the foreign participants who will ultimately help them in taking appropriate measures for improving product quality and product diversification,” he said.
Among others, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Abdul Matlub Ahmed, BPGMEA President M Jashim Uddin and Asia Plastics Forum (APF) Secretary General Callum Chen spoke on the occasion.
M Jashim Uddin called the foreign investors to extend their business in the country as the country’s investment policy is very liberal and friendly than any other South East Asian country.
This year, 300 exhibitors of 21 countries are taking part in the show displaying their technology, raw materials, machinery of plastic goods and goods and service.