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BAJUS against foreign jewellery outlets to protect local industry

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  • 14 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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BAJUS against foreign jewellery outlets to protect local industry

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Bangladesh Jeweler’s Association (BAJUS) has urged the government not to allow jewellery outlets set up by foreign companies for the sake of the local gold industry.

It is a piece of good news that foreign investors have expressed interest in investing in Bangladesh. But we must be aware so that those foreign companies cannot open any outlets here in the name of investment, leaders of the trade body said at a conference in Sylhet on Tuesday.

Sylhet district unit of BAJUS organized the views-exchange meeting.

Under the leadership of BAJUS President Sayem Sobhan Anvir, the golden days of the Bangladeshi jewellery industry continue to revive, the BAJUS leaders said.

They said they have already requested Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and

 Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi to safeguard the local gold industry with a prudent policy.

BAJUS leaders said that Prime Minister advised them to stand on their feet.

That is why BAJUS has planned to export gold ornaments after meeting the local demand. This will give goldsmiths a chance to be busy in their old profession again. The gold industry will return to its heyday to earn foreign currencies, they said.

BAJUS Vice President Gulzar Ahmed was the chief guest while district unit president Mahbubur Rahman chaired the session.

District unit secretary Babul Ahmed made the address of welcome on the occasion.

Former BAJUS President Dilip Kumar Roy, Vice President Anwar Hossain, Bangladesh Pratidin Business Editor Ruhul Amin Rasel and district monitoring committee’s member secretary Joynal Abedin Khokon were present at the meeting.