DHAKA: Bangladeshi need to improve the measures of using the resources in textile if they want to reach the strategic target of $50 billion in RMG export by 2021.
The speakers made the remarks at a workshop titled ‘Reducing Water & Recovering Heat’, in city on Wednesday (November 16).
Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) program of International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, and the Textile Technology Business center (TTBC) jointly organized the program, said a press release.
The objective for organizing the event was to showcase some of the different ways how heat can be conserved and reused, and water usage can be reduced in the textile sector, and how this can have an impact on the overall production efficiency and sustainability.
BGMEA President M Siddiqur Rahman said “I would like to stress on the strong partnership we have developed over the years with IFC in working on green initiatives”.
He further said “IFC’s customized and tailor-made support for the Bangladesh textile sector, complemented with their global knowledge and expertise has helped us to drive forward the cleaner production initiatives across the textile sector in Bangladesh.”
PaCT Deputy Program Manager Nishat Shahid Chowdhury remarked that “With the rising cost of energy and water uses, the growth trajectory of Bangladesh textile industry can only be sustained by investing in water and energy efficiency improvement in factories and nearby communities.”
“IFC Bangladesh is committed to the development goals of the industry and will extend support through capacity and business development through the PaCT program”, he added.
The spokespersons from BGMEA, IDLC, SREDA and other textile sector stakeholders were also present at the program.
BDST: 1417 HRS, NOV 17, 2016