Promote sustainable building materials
Abid Azad

  • Mario Ronconi, Bangladesh EU Delegation head of cooperation – head of unit, speaks at the National Inception Workshop on Promoting Sustainable Building in Bangladesh organised by OXFAM in Dhaka Regency Hotel yesterday 

Sustainable building practices have to be promoted in Bangladesh, according to statements made at a workshop held yesterday morning at the capital’s Dhaka Regency hotel.

Sustainable building is a global issue. We plan to work with the government to change the current framework of consumption and production of bricks and other building construction materials,”said Bangladesh-EU Delegation head of cooperation, Mario Ronconi.

The workshop titled “Promoting Sustainable Building in Bangladesh” was jointly organized by Oxfam, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA), Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI) and Jagorani Chakra Foundation (JCF).

The workshop was conducted to highlight the “Promoting Sustainable Building in Bangladesh” project, designed to promote sustainable consumption and production (SCP) of eco-friendly alternative bricks and other construction materials in Bangladesh, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and land degradation.

“This project on alternative bricks offers a pathway to sustainable consumption,” said Oxfam Bangladesh country director Snehal V. Soneji.

The program was presided over by HBRI director Mohammad Abu Sadeque Peng while Oxfam Bangladesh program director M.B Akhter, BELA chief executive Syeda Rizwana Hasan and JCF director (programmes) Hasan Aref were also present. 

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