In order to establish contact and motivate new companies to join METABUILD project, a small business forum held on “Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) & its benefits for metal industries” at Bangabandhu Conference Hall, Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCCI) , WTC Building, 102-103, Agrabad C/A, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
The objective of the forum was to explore the overview of METABUILD project and opportunities for metal industries. Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) & its benefits for metal industries were also explained.
Mr. Mahbubul Alam, President, CCCI attended the forum as the chief guest. Mr. Syed Jamal Ahmed, Vice President, CCCI also participated in the forum. Mr. Riyadh Hossain, Director, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry was present as the special guest.
Total 32 companies participated in the forum (17 foundries, 1 ship building company, 2 cable manufacturer companies, 5 steel re-rolling companies, 4 aluminum products manufacturer companies and 3 electric products manufacturer companies). Mr. Rajat Batra, Sr. Technical Expert, METABUILD (Stenum Asia, India) and Mr. Stefan Melnitzky, Project Manager, METABUILD (AREC, Austria) have briefed the participants about how the project is going to support them in the technical field. The companies which are already engaged with the project shared their experience.
At the end of the event, an MoU was signed between METABUILD & Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCCI) for future mutual supports and programmes. The President mentioned that CCCI has many potential member companies and they will be glad to receive the support from METABUILD. Three local newspapers covered the news of the event.