Posts Telecommunications and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar underscored the need of a business plan so that electronic waste can be recycled properly.

“E-waste cannot be reduced day by day as electronic and digital use will increase more. New technology should be materialized instead of the old one,” he said.

Jabbar sat with the officials of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and telecom reporters’ association TRNB, to hold discussion on e-waste management at a city hotel Saturday (Feb 2).

The minister stressed for a business plan so that the electronic wastes can be collected in an automatic system.

He called on the people associated with waste recycling to make specific lists of waste and prices.

A policy on e-waste management has been forwarded to the law ministry from the environment ministry, the minister informed the discussants.

“It will be issued after vetting,” said Department of Environment Director General Dr Sultan Mahmud.

BTRC Chairman Md Jahurul Haque, Robi Managing Director & CEO Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Bangladesh Mobile Phone Importers Association (BMPIA) President Md Ruhul Amin Alam Al Mahbub, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Chief Waste Management Officer Md Abdur Razzak and BUET Prof Dr Rowshan Momtaz participated in the discussion chaired by TRNB President Zahidul Islam and moderated by Secretary General Sameer Kumar Dey.

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