A MoU was signed between Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) and Futamura Chemical Ltd to manufacture the ‘Sonali Bag’
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the representatives of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) and Futamura Chemical Ltd, a United Kingdom-based company on Tuesday, to produce the “Sonali Bag” commercially.
Sonali Bags are a biodegradable and environmentally-friendly poly bag made of jute.
BJMC Deputy Secretary AKM Tareq and Graeme Coulthard, general manager of Futamura Chemical Ltd, signed the MoU and a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) on behalf of the respective sides, reports UNB.
Bangladeshi scientist Dr Mubarak Ahmad Khan, a scientific advisor of BJMC and former chief scientific officer of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, created the Sonali Bag from jute cellulose.
The Primary Pilot Plant (PPP) for producing Sonali Bags 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.