Additional Secretary (Climate Change Wing) to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md Mizanul Hoque Chowdhury today said the government is working to prepare an action plan regarding constructions considering the issues of climate change and environmental pollution.
“Action plans will be formulated considering the needs of all places and people of the country and the issues of climate change and environmental pollution. There should be open space and sunlight around the buildings. All construction materials including bricks, rods and cement must be environment-friendly,” he said.
He came up with the remarks while addressing a workshop on construction of eco-friendly residential and commercial buildings and factories at a hotel here as the chief guest, a press release said.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the European Union (EU)-SWITCH-Asia jointly organized it, the release added.
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)’s Environment and Energy, Department of Architecture Professor Md Ashikur Rahman Joarder presented the key note paper at the work shop.
With Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik in the chair, the workshop was, also addressed, among others, by Chief Architect of the Department of Architecture Mir Manzurur Rahman.
Besides, the representatives of EU, World Bank and various ministries, departments and agencies concerned attended it.