Supplement, Oil & Energy

IDCOL-CCAC worshop on environment-friendly brick

Published : 27 Jul 2019 06:57 PM | Updated : 02 Sep 2020 08:37 PM

Staff Correspondent

The two-year long collaboration between IDCOL and CCAC and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (FSFM) ended on July 23 through organising a workshop on environment-friendly bricks, participated by a wide-range of stakeholders from and abroad.

The half day-long workshop titled ‘Reducing Short-lived Climate Pollutants in Bangladesh through Brick Kiln Improvements’ took place at Hotel Intercontinental in Dhaka.

The workshop was jointly organised by IDCOL, CCAC of United Nations Environment Programme.

The workshop hosted local and international speakers, industry experts and representatives from private and public sector and consisted of presentations and a panel discussion aimed towards building awareness among the participants and stakeholders on cutting edge ideas, insights and international best practices on brick sector improvements and its impact on the climate.

IDCOL is a pioneer in private sector financing and has a development mandate to stimulate the financing of energy efficient tunnel kiln based auto brick manufacturing projects. Till date IDCOL has invested a total of BDT 224 crore to set up 9 such environment friendly projects. 

Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, Director General of Department of Environment was present as the Chief Guest of the event. Mahmood Malik, Executive Director& CEO of IDCOL and other senior officials of IDCOL were also present at the workshop.