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Bangladesh govt making constant efforts to restore glory of jute

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-03-10 17:00:00 – Dhaka

Bangladesh government is making constant efforts to restore the lost glory of jute, reclaiming its repute of being the country's "golden fibre" as they want to flourish their local products, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the opening of the country's maiden National Jute Day celebrations.

She added that works were underway for modernisation and diversification of jute products to reclaim the lost glory of the fibre which was the only foreign exchange earning sector of Bangladesh.

She also said that the WB simultaneously signed agreement with India for financing for revival of their sick jute sector.

Textiles and Jute Ministry organized a Diversified Jute Goods Fair coinciding with the National Jute Day 2017 while Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu joined as the special guest of the function at the Krishibid Institution auditorium in the capital.

State Minister for Textiles and Jute Md Imaj Uddin Pramanik chaired the function while State Minister Mirza Azam and chairman of parliamentary standing committee on Textiles and Jute Ministry Saber Hossain Chowdhury also spoke and the ministry's acting secretary Gopal Krishna Bhattachariya gave the welcome address.

The prime minister distributed crests and certificates among ten individuals who have contributed to promote the jute sector.

The premier recalled that Bangabandhu as the minister of industries and commerce in 1956 had established the jute marketing corporation for promotion of jute export and research.

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