Staff Correspondent: Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today distributed Green Factory Award to 30 institutions from six sectors marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The PM joined the function at Osmani Memorial Auditorium virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban. On behalf of the Prime Minister, State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian handed over the prizes among the recipients.
The Ministry of Labour and Employment has introduced the “Green Factory Award, 2020″ aimed at building Bangabandhu’s ”Sonar Bangla” and encouraging the local industrial institutions for competitive participation in the global arena.
The institutions are 15 factories from the garment sector while three from the food processing sector and four from the tea industry sector, two from the leather industry sector, three from the plastic sector and three from the pharmaceutical industry sector.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan ,associations leaders,,laboiur leaders, factory representatives were present at the award ceremony.
The 15 garment factories are Remi Holdings Limited, Tarasima Apparels Limited, Plummy Fashions Limited, Mithela Textile Industries Limited, Vintage Denim Studio Limited, AR Jeans Producer Limited, Karooni Knit Composite Limited, Designer Fashion Limited, Kenpark Bangladesh Apparel Private Limited (Kenpark Unit 2), Green Textile Limited (Unit-3), Four H Dyeing and Printing Limited, Wisdom Attires Limited, Mahmuda Attires Limited, Snowtex Outerwear Limited and Auko-Tex Limited. Bangladesh is the global leader having 150 green garment buildings, of which 44 are platinum rated while 93 are gold rated and nine are silver, and four are “Leadership in Environmental and Energy in Design (LEED)” by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Alhamdulillah. I’m blessed and extremely honored to be receiving such an important award,” Green Factory award “ from the Ministry of Labour and Employment for the first time to commemorate the birth centenary of Father of Nation. It’s really a fortunate moment for me. This award will help Mithela Textile Industries Limited remain more focused and dedicated to our work,said, Sohel Kahn , Managing Director of Mithela Group