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Government decides to reopen textile mills

  • Published at 11:24 pm June 25th, 2019
Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi
File photo of Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi

More than 600 acres of BTMC lands are unused across the country

Minister for Textiles and Jute, Golam Dastagir Gazi, said the government has taken steps to reopen shut textile mills under the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme.

This will create job opportunities he said, at a program in Dhaka on Tuesday.

An agreement was signed to run the Ahmed Bawani Textiles Mills Limited of Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (BTMC) in a PPP consortium with Tanzina Fashion Limited.

BTMC Chairman Mohammad Kamruzzaman and Tanzina Fashion Managing Director Hasanul Mujib signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.

The minister said some 636.38 acres of BTMC lands remain unused across the country.

He said: "Better land use and management will stimulate the economy by creating more jobs and driving manufacturing sector growth, apart from helping the textile industries." 

Saifuzzaman Shikhor, MP of Magura-1 constituency, Israfil Alam MP of Naogaon-6, a ranking member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Textile and Jute Ministry, BTMC Chairman Mohammad Kamruzzaman, former president of BGMEA Siddiqur Rahman, and others were present at the event.