DHAKA: Industries Minister Dilip Barua Saturday categorically said a draft of ship-breaking policy would be placed before the parliament by June 30 to ensure the proper production, usage and maintenance of metal products.
The minister came up with the disclosure while addressing a seminar titled ‘Quality Steel and Its Importance in Civil Engineering Application’ held at the National Press Club in the city.
Bangladesh Auto Rerolling and Steel Mills Association organized the seminar.
Dilip Barua said, “The demand of steel derivatives is high currently in the world. The excellent steel products have the more significance in building technology as its use increases the durability of a building.”
He also said building longevity at foreign countries is high as they never compromise with quality of a product.
The industries minister said, “But buildings in Bangladesh are vulnerable and less durable due to feeble quality regulations and thus we need to increase the quality goods to develop the country absolutely.”
The industries ministry provides logistics support and market to the factory owners in spite of installing factories, he added.
Dilip Barua also said there is an organization named Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) to ensure the quality of goods and the ministry assists them.
The manpower of BSTI has been increased and the suitable people were recruited in the organization, he added.
With Association president Sheikh Masadul Al Masud in the chair, the seminar was also addressed, among others, by BSTI director general AK Fazlul Ahad, BUET Professor Dr Aminul Islam, Dr AAM Rezaul Haque, association leader M Abul Kalam, Anamul Haque Iqbal, Jahangir Alam and M Shahidullah.
BDST: 2020 HRS, June 02, 2012
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