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BJMC, UK company sign MoU on ‘Sonali Bag’ production

BJMC, UK company sign MoU on ‘Sonali Bag’ production

Dhaka, Oct 2 : A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday between Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) and Futamura Chemical Ltd., a United Kingdom-based company, for producing ‘Sonali Bag’ commercially.

Sonali Bag is a biodegradable and environment-friendly jute-made ploy bag.

BJMC Secretary AKM Tareq (Deputy Secretary) and Graeme Coulthard, general manager of Futamura Chemical Ltd., signed the MoU and a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) on behalf of the respective sides.

Bangladeshi scientist Dr Mubarak Ahmad Khan, a scientific advisor of BJMC and former chief scientific officer of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, invented the Sonali Bag from jute cellulose.

Primary Pilot Plant (PPP) for producing Sonali Bag was set up at Latif Bawani Jute Mills in Demra.

State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam, senior secretary of the ministry Faizur Rahman Chowdhury, BJMC Chairman Dr Md Mahmudul Hasan and the inventor Dr Mubarak Ahmad Khan, among others, were present at the signing ceremony.