Staff Correspondent: Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi (BirProtik) yesterday said the closed mills under Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) would be reopened by the private sector on lease basis as soon as possible.
“Closed mills of BJMC would be rented out to the private sector on lease basis soon and retired workers will get job opportunities on priority basis,” he said. He said this while addressing the signing ceremony of ‘Integrity Award, 2020-21’ and Annual Performance Agreement (APA) of offices or agencies under the ministry for the next fiscal year 2021-22 at the secretariat here.
“The reopening of these mills will generate new employment opportunities for the competent and skilled workers. All workers will be rehabilitated in phases,” he added.
Secretary of the Ministry of Textiles and Jute Abdul Mannan, Additional Secretary Mohammad AbulKalam, Heads of Offices and Agencies under the Ministry of Textiles and Jute were present. Highlighting the importance of APA, the minister hoped that the APA will help contribute everyone toward a work-oriented culture and it will gradually be turned Bangladesh into a developed country.
“This will accelerate the work of building a modern prosperous Bangladesh under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he said.
He also asked heads of all the departments or agencies under the ministry to formulate demand based and logical projects for the development of the textile and jute sector.
He urged all to play an effective role in restoring traditional glory of textile, silk, and jute industries by making the activities of their respective organizations more dynamic.
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