The biggest ever vertical rolling mill (VRM) of the country’s cement industry kicked off in the district on Monday morning.
Mr.Sayem Sobhan Anvir and Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque inaugurated the Bashundhara Cement factory.
BG Chairman’s Chief Advisor Mahbub Morshed Hassan presided over the inaugural programme at Sundarbans Industrial Complex.
Addressing the programme, KCC mayor said, “The people of Mongla are proud of Bashundhara Group (BG) for the initiative.”
“I am expressing gratitude to the Chairman of Bashundhara Group Ahmed Akbar Sobhan for choosing Mongla,” he added.
Talukder Abdul Khaleque said, “Some people have left their industrial plots unused till now. But chairman of Bashundhara Group has kept his word and changed the scenario of Mongla though setting up industrial factories one by one.”
The mayor also hoped that Bashundhara Group would give priority to generate employment for the local people in future.
According to organizers, Bashundhara Group is now producing about 12 lakh tons of cement annually. The total production of the group will reach 24 lakh tones after the new VRM cement factory goes into operation.
The programme was attended, among others, by BG Managing Director Sayem Sobhan, Editor-in-Chief of country’s first online portal banglanews24.com Alamgir Hossain, Editor of the Daily Kaler Kantho Emdadul Haque Milon, Editor of Bangladesh Protidin Naem Nizam and BG Senior Deputy Manager Belayet Hossain.
Deputy-Managing Director Mostafizur Rahman, Deputy-Managing Director (Cement) Engineer AKM Mahbub-Uj-Zaman, Agrani Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Syed Abdul Hamid, NCC Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive M Nurul Amin and Dhaka Bank Managing Director Khandakar Fazle Rashid also attended the event.