The Policy Times, Dhaka Bureau :
Jotun, a 95 years old privately-owned Norwegian paint maker on 8 March (Monday) started their factory construction work at the Meghna Economic Zone (MEZ) with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site.
Jotun is number 9 among the biggest paint companies worldwide. The group has a presence in more than 100 countries, with 65 companies and 40 production facilities on all continents.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, the Ambassador of Norway said Bangladesh has shown impressive economic and social growth in the last 50 years since its birth. Norway has been and will always be a partner in Bangladesh’s development. The establishment of Jotun’s factory is one more example. The plant will create employment and economic opportunities. He was confident that Jotun will create a conducive environment for women and the highest level of workers’ rights in general. He also said that Jotun will bring Norwegian values in the manufacturing sector, which is a small but significant step towards a sustainable industrial country.
Ambassador Espen Rikter–Svendsen wished Jotun all the best in constructing the factory on time, and start making the homes of Bangladesh more beautiful!