3-day green PPP convention, expo begins Oct 4

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Sep 28,2018 | Updated: 22:55, Sep 27,2018

 
 

Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited executive director and chief executive officer SM Formanul Islam speaks at a press conference at the National Press Club on Thursday when he announced the schedule of a three-day Green PPP Convention and Expo to be held in Dhaka in October 4-6. — New Age photo

A 3-day green convention and expo will begin in the city on October 4 to promote green and energy efficient technology and public private partnership for sustainable developments in the country.
Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited will organise the Green PPP Convention and Expo in October 4-6 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka, said BIFFL executive director and chief executive officer SM Formanul Islam at a press conference at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Thursday.
Finance minister AMA Muhith is expected to inaugurate the fair as chief guest while environment, forest and climate change minister Anisul Islam Mahmud, Bangladesh Bank governor Fazle Kabir and representative from World Bank consented to attend the convention.
‘The objective of the event is to promote the widespread usage of green technologies in energy intensive industries,’ Formanul said.
He said that the development of the country should be environment friendly and sustainable and the green technologies could reduce cost of doing business.
Formanul said that the preferred technologies which would be displayed include green brick, energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building, and waste treatments.
The expo will also highlight the attractiveness of green endeavours to the potential suppliers, entrepreneurs and financiers, he said.
‘The event includes three national seminars followed by plenary discussions, to be participated by the experts, development partners, bankers, regulators and users, as well as a three-day expo,’ he said.
Formanul also said that the suppliers of green and sustainable technologies would showcase their innovative business solutions to their target customers.
The businesses should not rely on the commercial banks for long-term financing considering the overall health of the banks, rather they should prefer loans from other sources, he said.
The BIFFL official said that the convocation would also provide a platform for the participants to share experiences from global best practices and collate recommendations for the policymakers to formulate enabling policies and regulations towards fostering the green movement in the country.
The event will also be arranged in Chattogram in October 5-7.
The state-run organisation will also hand over Tk 64 crore in dividend to the government at the event.

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