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29 factories to receive Green Factory Award-2023

29 factories to receive Green Factory Award-2023

State Minister for Labour and Employment Md Nazrul Islam Chowdhury said that the government would give Green Factory Award-2023 on Sunday (Apr 28) to some 29 factories and institutions in 12 sectors out of the internationally acclaimed 213 green factories of the country. The State Minister informed this while addressing a press conference at the 'Shrom Bhaban' at Bijoynagar in the capital on Saturday (Apr 27), local media reported.

He said that some 29 factories and institutions have been nominated finally by the government for the Green Factory Award-2023 under the Green Factory Award Policy-2020 of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

The sectors under which factories and institutions would receive such award are – RMG, textiles, tea, cement, plastic, leather, pharmaceuticals, tiles and ceramics, electric and electronics manufacturer and food processing industries.

Each of the award winning factories and institutions would receive Taka one lakh, a crest, a medal and a certificate as award. The awards will be given on Apr 28 marking the World Day for Safety and Health at work.

The State Minister for Labour also informed that the bill on the amendment to the Labour Act would be placed before the next session of Jatiyo Sangsad.

Labour and Employment Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain and Director General of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) M Abdur Rahim Khan were present, among others, at the press conference.