With the premier’s seal of approval, the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation proceeded to manufacture 70 such cases
Senior public servants in Bangladesh have traditionally used briefcases made of black leather. But a minister’s initiative is changing that.
Mirza Azam, state minister for textiles and jute, flaunted a jute attaché case at a recent Executive Committee of the National Economic Council. The minister expressed his interest to gift all the ministers in the Cabinet Division with a similar briefcase.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was rather taken with the case, according to the Bangla Tribune. Finance Minister AMA Muhith too found the case fetching.
With the premier’s seal of approval, the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation proceeded to manufacture 70 such cases. The jute cases are more cost-effective than the leather cases.
The dimensions remain the same, but the jute briefcases have a standout colour scheme.
According to government sources, jute – the golden fibre of Bangladesh – is used to manufacture a diverse array of products, many of which are exported as well. The jute briefcase is the latest to join Bangladesh’s jute product line.