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‘Closed BJMC mills to reopen in phases’

‘Closed BJMC mills to reopen in phases’

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CHATTOGRAM: Jute and Textiles Minister Golam Dastgir Gazi Birpratik, MP said all closed mills under Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation (BJMC) will be opened in phases.

"The rental-based mills of BJMC have started production and export of jute products under private management. These mills have created new employment opportunities for many people in the country," he said, reports BSS.

Golam Dastgir Gazi said this while talking to the journalists after visiting the city's Amin Jute Mill on Wednesday.

The Minister said three jute mills    Bangladesh Jute Mills Ltd, in Narsingdi, KFD Jute Mills Ltd in Chattogram and National Jute Mill at Sirajganj have already been given rental-basis leasing.

"The leasing activities of other three jute mills are also undergoing," he added.

The Jute and Textiles Minister expressed hope that many new employment opportunities will be created in the leased mills and the early terminated workers are getting priority in this regard.

Senior officials of the BJMC Chattogram division accompanied the minister during the visit. It may be mentioned that the government has announced the closure of the production activities of 25 state-owned jute mills under the control of BJMC from July 1, 2020.