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Published on Monday, 08 February 2016

Major green factory opens in Bangladesh

Written by John Mowbray

Green city – © Huhli13 Deposit Photos

DHAKA - One of Bangladesh's leading garment manufacturers, which supplies to the likes of M&S, Gap Inc, H&M, Primark, PVH and Debenhams, has opened a new green factory which has been LEED certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for its eco-friendly measures. AKH Group hopes to achieve annual exports worth US$80 million from the factory, which has been claimed by Marcia Bernicat, US ambassador to Bangladesh, to symbolise "the new future of Bangladesh." AKH Group, which has named the new factory AKH Eco Apparels Ltd, spent Tk 150 crore (US$25m) to set up the factory.