A MoU was signed between Dyes and Chemicals Engineering, Faculty of Textile Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX) and Strategic Alliance of Chemical and Environmental Management (STA), whose member is German Development Corporation GIZ, Rewe, Tchibo, develoPPP.de. Prof. Monirul Islam, Registrar (Additional charge) on behalf of BUTEX and Dr. Rodney Ernest Reviere, Programme Coordinator, Promotion of Social and Environmental Standards in the Industry (PSES), on behalf GIZ have signed the agreement. Vice Chancellor Prof Mashud Ahmed, Dean of the Faculty, Prof Dr Zulhash Uddin, Head of DCE Prof. Dr M Forhad Hossain, Dr Ummul Khair Fatema, HEST coordinator, Mr Waliur Rahman, Advisor, Academic Network, German Bangladesh Higher Education Network for Sustainable Textiles, Mr. Mohammad Omar Faruq, Advisor – Chemical and EMS, PSES were present during signing ceremony.
The agreement is for three years, from 2018 to 2020. There will be six training sessions in these three years for Teachers and Students with a potential to be Master Trainer upon achieving certain expertise. On the first 25 BUTEX faculties will be trained on 4 days chemical management which includes a field visit to have hands on experience. Dr Jürgen Hannak will be the main trainer along with other co-trainers. Prof Harald Schönberger and Prof Schrott will conduct a seminar on wastewater and sludge including presence of stakeholders such as BGMEA, BKMEA, Department of Environment, Brands etc.