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Bangladesh Introduces Improved Stove To Save Fuel

14/04/2008 | Planet Ark (Australia)

Bangladesh Introduces Improved Stove To Save Fuel BANGLADESH: April 14, 2008 DHAKA - Bangladesh has introduced an improved cooking stove that will consume 50 percent less of the biomass used for cooking in rural areas, a senior official said on Sunday. "About 95 percent of Bangladesh, with 145 million people, uses traditional fuels like cow dung, agricultural wastage and wood totalling 60 million tonnes most inefficiently, worth 100 billion taka ($1.46 billion)," said Erich Otto Gomm, programme coordinator in Bangladesh of German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).

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