Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked everyone concerned to design and construct any structure including industrial units keeping in mind the issue of environment as the climate change appeared to have exposed Bangladesh as one of its worst victims.
“We are taking steps to make everything environment friendly, starting from every industrial plant to all other establishments we are constructing,” she said as she unveiled the foundation stone of a fertiliser plant and opened four other development projects.
Mentioning that seven most green factories in readymade garment industry out of ten in the world are in Bangladesh, she said her government is taking every step considering environmental issue.
Sheikh Hasina said the government has been developing 100 special economic zones across the country.
Bangladesh attained the status of developing nation due to the realistic measures taken by the government while the country is celebrating the Birth Centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence, she added.
“We have many more responsibilities and will have to fulfill these,” she went on saying.
The prime minister unveiled the foundation stone of the Taka 10,460-crore Ghorashal Palash Urea Fertilizer Project in Narsingdi district, joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban here.
Other concerned were connected to the Ganabhaban end from Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital and the fertilizer project site in Narsingdi.
The premier also opened four development projects, including the newly constructed 14-storey head office Bhaban of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) in the city’s Tejgaon industrial area, at the same function.
The other development projects are — Expansion of Madaripur BSCIC Industrial Estate, Establishment of Tools Institute under Bangladesh Industrial Technical Assistance Center (BITAC), and Establishment of LED light Assembling Plant under the Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (BSEC).
With Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun in the chair at Ghorashal end, Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporations (BCIC) Chairman Shah Md. Imdadul Haque delivered the welcome address.
State minister for industries Kamal Ahmed Mojumder and Secretary of the ministry Zakia Sultana spoke at BICC end.
Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh ITO Naoki also spoke.
At the outset of the ceremony, a video documentary on these projects was screened.
Later, the cover of a book on Bangabandhu’s thought regarding industrialisation by the Industries Ministry was also unveiled.