State-owned Usmania Glass resumes production after a year
State-owned Usmania Glass Sheet Factory Limited (UGSFL) resumed production today after a year with the experimental production of one lakh square feet of glass.
The Chattogram-based glass manufacturer closed its production on June 23 last year when its reactor got damaged in a fire, according to Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC).
The corporation repaired the reactor at a cost of Tk 3 crore and heating started at the reactor in the middle of June this year.
After the start of heating, the reactor needs one and a half month to come into production at the factory that has the capacity to produce 20 to 22 tonnes of glass a day.
"After the successful experimental production of one lakh square feet of glass, the company resumed its production in full swing from today, said Md Al Amin Munshi, executive engineer of UGSFL.
In addition to glass production, the company has also taken an initiative to make container glass (bottle) from next year, according to the officials of the company.