8th Int’l Fire, Safety and Security Exhibition kicks off in city25 November 2022
Business Desk :
Speakers on Thursday urged the government to take necessary initiative to modernise fire safety management in the country to save people lives and assets.
Fire safety equipment businesses requested the government to provide a specific land to manufacture the safety equipment as the sector has huge investment potential.
The speakers came up with the remarks the in inaugural session of the 8th International Fire, Safety and Security Exhibition (IFSSE) at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in Dhaka.
Electronics Safety & Security Association of Bangladesh (ESSAB) is organising the three-day long expo with an aim to showcasing new firefighting technology and create awareness among people of the country. Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence (BFSCD) is co-partner and National Fire Protection Association NFPA, USA, BKMEA, BCS, BTMA are our associate partners in the expo.
Speaking as the chief guest at the expo, Planning Minister MA Mannan said fire safety is very important for industrialisation.
"Bangladesh is moving towards. Different Industries are also being set up in the country. Modern fire safety equipment is necessary here," he also added.
Total of 86,390 fire incidents occurred in the last four years in the country. Of them, 21,601 fire casualties committed in 2021 when 219 died and insured 576, 21,073 in 2020 when 154 died and 317 injured, 24,074 in 2019 when 184 died and 560 injured, and 19,642 in 2018 when 217 died and 1488 received injury, according to Department of Fire Service and Civil Defence data.
Eerier, the number of fire incidents was 14,682 in 2010 when 63 people were died across the country.
Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) president Md Jashim Uddin said it is time to invest in the sector.
"Local industries should come forward to manufacture the fire safety equipment to save reserve," he added. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Faruque Hassan said garments industry developed fire safety management much more.