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95pc brick kilns use eco-unfriendly technology to meet demand

FE Online Report | Published: June 25, 2019 20:17:54 | Updated: June 26, 2019 11:10:25


Some 95 per cent of the country’s brick kilns are still using conventional and energy-depended technology to meet the growing demand of bricks every year, causing catastrophic impact on environment.

Manufacturers of eco-friendly Alternative Brick (AB) must maintain quality to gain the trust of people.

To win their trust, they should implement the orders of Prime Minister’s Office regarding the use of AB or blocks.

These recommendations came at a national convention styled ‘Use of Alternative Bricks for Sustainable Development in Bangladesh’.

Oxfam, Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI), Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) and Jagarani Chakra Foundation (JCF) jointly organised the function in the city on Tuesday.

Dr A.K.M Rafique Ahammed, director general of the Department of Environment spoke on the occasion as the chief guest, while Mohammad Shamim Akhter, Director General, HBRI and Architect Mobasser Hossain were present at the function.

Dipankar Datta, Country Director, Oxfam, delivered the welcome speech. Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Chief Executive, BELA presented the declarations of convention.

Md. Anisur Rahaman Chowdhury, Urban  Manager, Oxfam highlighted   a three and half years project titled ‘Promoting Sustainable Building in Bangladesh’ which started in January of 2016.

The main objective of the project was to contribute in the reduction in Green House Gas emissions, deforestation and land degradation in Bangladesh.

 

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