Bangladesh: METABUILD Project Closing Event at Bangladesh Bathroom Fittings Manufacturers Association (BBFMA)

10/02/2020

This event took place on 9th February, 2020 at Chai Pai Restaurant, Jatrabari, Dhaka. METABUILD project has provided direct support to 48 SMEs of this association. Many member companies of this association also visited the Clean Technology Fair held in June 2019 in Dhaka. As a result, all member companies are moving towards using jigs in their electroplating process and several companies have already implemented this measure. This has had a significant impact in terms of chemicals savings in this cluster.

The event was presided over by Mr. Khandoker Anwar Kamal, Project Manager, METABUILD. Mr. Prahlad K Tewari, Technical Expert from TERI (India) presented the overall project achievements and the Bangladesh achievements were presented by Ms. Nishum Islam Nishi, Coordinator, METABUILD.Mr. Mir Shakib Ahmed and Mr. Sameer Hasan, Technical Consultants from DCCI, introduced the Resource Controlling Tool and its use.

Mr. Haji Md. Badshah Miah, President of BBFMA was the Chief Guest for the event. He thanked the METABUILD team members for their support. He also made a request to the EU to initiate this kind of projects in future also so that all the members of BBFMA may receive such support. Mr. Amanullah Kajol, First Vice President of BBFMA, Mr. Shofikul Islam, General Secretary, BBFMA and other senior members of the association were also present during the event.

48 member companies of BBFMA received certificates for the implementation of RECP measures in their factories and 4 companies received METABUILD award for their outstanding performance in resource saving.