Rajshahi Jute Mills 2nd unit to be opened soon: Latif
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rajshahi
Textile and jute minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui has said the second unit of Rajshahi Jute Mills would open as early as possible.
In this regard, he asked the authorities concerned to complete the construction and other infrastructure development works of the unit so that it can go into operation very soon.
Minister Abdul Latif made the instruction while sharing views with management of the mill and others concerned.
Mayor of Rajshahi AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, chairman of BMDA Nurul Islam Thandu, secretary of textile and jute ministry Ashraful Mokbul and chairman of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation Tulshi Das Mitra also spoke on the occasion.
Latif Siddiqui underscored the need for making the jute mills more effective for adequate consumption of the raw jute together with boosting the employment generation.
He said the nation produces around 60 to 65 lakh bales of jute at present and the BJMC consume 30 per cent of the total production annually and called for enhancing the consumption to at least 50 per cent.
‘We have enormous prospect of market expansion of jute and jute goods globally and we are committed to materialise the prospect through proper utilisation of the existing resources,’ the minister asserted.
Earlier, he visited different sections of the first unit and the under-construction second unit and directed the officials concerned to expedite the production rate of the first unit.
Later, he visited the now-defunct Paksi Paper Mills at Ishwardi in Pabna and shared views with the officials concerned on the last leg of his three-day official visit in the region.