Joint venture firm to make energy-saving bulbs

A plant will be set up in Munshi-ganj Sadar upazila to make environment friendly and energy saving bulbs. Brig Gen (retd) Enamul Haq, state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, and Shiro Sadoshima, Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh, laid the foundation stone of the plant — Eco Energy City — at Jorar Deul in the upazila yesterday.

Around Tk 300 crore will be invested in the plant, which will provide employment for nearly 1,000 people.

It is a joint venture of Camy Electronics of Japan and Bang-ladeshi firm Raja Group.

The plant will produce 1,000 environment friendly and energy saving bulbs every day. The bulbs will give light for three hours during load shedding.

Eco Energy City is being built on three acres of land. It will house an IT training centre, a free medical centre, an old home and an orphanage. Batches of the recruits to work in the city have already been sent to Japan for training.

Coordinator of the project Md Azizur Rahman said the plant would be able to meet the demand of the country for environment friendly lights and will also export.

Owner of Raja Group MM Raja presided over the foundation laying ceremony. Local lawmaker M Idris Ali and Munshiganj Deputy Commissioner Md Azizul Alam spoke among others.

The Daily Star

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