Staff Correspondent: The government has started formulation and implementation of diversified action plans to widespread of the jute goods across the world, yesterday said Textile and Jute Minister Golam DastigirGazi marking the National Jute Day.
“The Ministry of Textiles and Jute has already started formulation and implementation of diversified action plan to disseminate jute goods worldwide”, he said whileinaugurating versatile selling and exhibition of the jute goods marking the celebration of the National Jute Day-2023 at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy here.
As part of the plan, the five-day long jute goods exhibition programme will continue till March 16 from yesterday and the exhibition will remain open from 10am to 8pm. The Textiles and Jute Ministry organized the event.
A total of 72 entrepreneurs have joined the fair–where 282 types of attractive jute goods have been showcased at the fair. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has declared the jute goods as the yearly commodity-2023 and the golden fiber also will be considered as the ‘agricultural commodity’.
The Ministry of Agriculture has already issued a gazette notification to this effect.
Giving instructions to arrange jute goods exhibition in home and abroad, the Textiles and Jute Minister said “the concerned authorities have to arrange jute goods exhibition for further spread of the diversified jute goods.”
The acceptance of the Jute goods have been increasing day by day, said the minister, adding “now we have to make more entrepreneurs as we are lag behind in creating entrepreneurs.” Targeting to disseminate jute goods, he said yearlong programmes including exhibition at national and international levels, seminars, meetings and campaigns also have been taken comprising with the stakeholders of the jute sector.
Textiles and Jute Secretary M Abdur Rauf, Jute Diversification Promotion Center (JDPC)’s executive director M Mahmud Hossain and other officials from different organizations, among others, were present at that time.
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