Earlier, four Pran-RFL Group enterprises achieved the Green Factory Award-2020 in two categories.
In the food processing category, Habiganj Agro Ltd triumphed, while Banga Building Materials Ltd, Allplast Bangladesh Ltd, and Durable Plastics Ltd won in the plastics category.
At the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka, Begum Monnujan Sufian, state minister for Labour and Employment, handed over the award on behalf of the prime minister. Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, virtually participated as the chief guest on the show.
Uzma Chowdhury, director of corporate finance at Pran-RFL Group, received the award on behalf of Habiganj Agro and RN Paul, managing director, received the award on behalf of Durable Plastics.
Dilip Kumar Sutradhar, executive director of Banga Building Materials, and Sayed Hossain Chowdhury, chief operating officer of Allplast Bangladesh, also received awards from the minister.
The Ministry of Labour and Employment established the prize in order to stimulate investment in sectors that utilize environmentally friendly technology and to employ more trained people in safe and acceptable working conditions.
The award was granted in six categories this year. From now on, the green factory award will be granted every two years.
Md Ehsan-E-Elahi, secretary to the labour and employment ministry, was also present.