Govt working relentlessly to develop jute sector: Media Adviser
NOAKHALI, Oct 11: Media Adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Editor of The Daily Observer Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury said, the present government is working relentlessly to develop the country's jute sector; with the whole-hearted effort of the PM, the government is trying to restore the laid-off jute mills.
He was speaking as chief guest at a meeting organised to mark the production expansion work and jute purchase drive of Delta Jute Mills Ltd at Chowmuhany of Begumganj upazila here on Wednesday noon.
He further said, "During the Pakistani rule, Bangladesh was known to the outside world through Adamjee Jute Mills. After independence, many jute mills in the country were shut down. When our jute mills were closing, the same in other countries were being set up. There is a great demand of our jute products in other countries. Considering this, the PM has given directions to restore the laid-off jute mills of the country."
In his speech, the Media Adviser said, with the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the present government is providing huge assistance to the industries, mills and factories including the jute mills, for economic development of the country.
He also put stress on the united efforts of the people in economic development of the country.
Mayor of Chowmuhany Municipality Akhter Hossen Faisal presided over the meeting. Among others, Deputy Commissioner Md Mahbub Alam Talukder, Police Super Ilias Sharif, Begumganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Farida Khanam, Chairman of Mercantile Bank Shahidul Ahsan, and Managing Director of Delta Jute Mills Shahid Hossen Titu also spoke at the meeting.