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Govt is working to return glorious days of golden fibre- Nanak

TBP Desk
18 May 2024 21:37:08 | Update: 18 May 2024 21:37:08
Govt is working to return glorious days of golden fibre- Nanak
Textiles and Jute Minister Jahangir Kabir Nanak addresses a view exchange programme at a hotel in Khulna on Saturday — PID Photo

Textiles and Jute Minister Jahangir Kabir Nanak said the government is working tirelessly to return the previous glory of golden fibre (jute) on Saturday.

“Terming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as labourer friendly and she is working for their wellbeing,” the minister said while addressing a press briefing after visiting a number of Jute and Textile Mills.

The minister said that the prime minister has already paid all the dues of the labourers amid closed jute mills in the region, reports BSS.

Nanak, who is also a presidium member of Bangladesh Awami League, said that the lease jute mills would not be able to showcase the expected result. The ministry can take new decisions as the lease of the mills can’t fulfil lease conditions, Nanank added.

He, however, said the main condition of the lease was to produce adequate jute goods and to create job opportunities for previously skilled labourers.

Besides, the government is considering building economic zones on the lands of closed jute mills, he added.

Earlier, the textiles and jute minister visited Daulatpur Jute Mill, Platinum Jubilee Jute Mill, Crescent Jute Mill, Khalishpur Jute Mill under the BJMC and Khulna Textile Mill under the BTMC of the ministry.

Khulna City Corporation(KCC) Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque, S M Kamal Hossain, parliament member of Khulna-3 constituency; BJMC Chairman Farhad Ahmed Akand, BTMC Chairman Brig Gen Zia, among others, were present.

Jahangir Kabir Nanak later exchanged views with the members of the Bangladesh Jute Association (BJA) at a hotel as chief guest.

He urged the BJA members to work unitedly to reduce the dependency on jute yield imports.

Terming the farmers are growing 1,500 tonnes of jute yield across the country in a year and the remaining 4,500 tonnes of jute yield has been collected from India as 5,000 jute yield is needed in the country, he said, adding that we should inspire our farmers to produce huge jute yield in the country.

Chaired by the Chairman of BJMC Farhad Ahmed Akand, KCC Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque and Parliament Member S M Kamal Hossain addressed the meeting as special guests.