Dhaka, June 26 (UNB)- A 2-day "International Clean Technology Fair" kicked off at the Institute of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB) on Wednesday..
METABUILD, a project of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries(DCCI) funded by European Union, in association with the DCCI organised the fair.
Chairman (Additional Secretary), Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) Md. Helal Uddin was present as the chief guest.
Member (Additional Secretary), SREDA Siddique Zobair was present as special guest. Senior Vice President Waqar Ahmad Choudhury and Vice President Imran Ahmed were also present on the occasion.
DCCI Senior Vice President Waqar Ahmad Choudhury in his welcome address said METABUILD project is working in 250 metal and steel industries to motivate them to use resource efficient cleaner production utilizing energy efficiency.
He said objective of this project is to reduce waste emission and increase resource efficiency in metal component SMEs from the building and construction sector. “If we are able to ensure energy efficiency in our industries 25% of existing consumption can be saved.”
Md. HelalUddin said industries in Bangladesh have started using sustainable technology and the government is formulating business friendly policies to expedite sustainable technology.
Through energy efficient technology, renewable energy, industrial waste management, metal industry process management, metering and data management cost of production can be reduced in industries he said. He also urged the entrepreneurs to invest for innovative technology.
Siddique Zobair said not only cost saving issues, energy efficiency is needed to fight against climate change issues as well.
Senior Technical Expert, METABUILD RajatBatra said that this project is working in 250 industries in Bangladesh. This project is also in operation in Sri Lanka and Nepal. He said industries consume heavy energy for its production, but there are more than 150 technology which can be used to reduce the consumption without hampering production, he added.
DCCI Directors Kh. RashedulAhsan and EnamulHaquePatwary were also present on the occasion.