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Call for using jute packets to ensure safe environment

BSS, Khulna

Experts at a discussion yesterday underscored the need for using jute packets to ensure safe environment. They were addressing a discussion marking National Jute Day at the conference room of Khulna Circuit House.

With the cooperation of the Directorate of Jute under the Textiles and Jute Ministry, Khulna district administration organised the meeting.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Ziaur Rahman chaired the meeting while Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension Pankaz Kanti Mozumder, Additional Police Super Md Badiuzzaman and General Manager of BJMC Gazi Shahadat Hossain also addressed the meeting, among others.

Assistant Director of the Directorate of Jute Sirazul Islam delivered the welcome speech.

Representatives of BJMC, Jute Goods Merchants Association of Khulna, Jute Goods Business Welfare Association of Khulna and Rice Mill Owners Association, among others, were present.

Earlier, a colourful procession was brought from city’s Shaheed Hadis Park and it ended Circuit House premises.

Another report from Rangpur adds: The district administration in association with the Directorate of Jute and Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI) organised a rally. A discussion was also arranged at the

conference room of the deputy

commissioner in the city in observance of National Jute Day.

Acting Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Director (Local Government) Ruhul Amin Mian attended the discussion as the chief guest with Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Syed Enamul Kabir in the chair.

Acting President of district Awami League Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, Additional Police Super Abu Maruf Hossain, Principal Scientific Officer of Rangpur of BJRI Dr Abul Fazal Mollah spoke as special guests.

The speakers said jute was the biggest export earning product for many decades and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman nationalised all jute mills to accelerate growth of the jute sector.

Dr Abul Fazal Mollah said prospect of jute is brightening with increasing global demand of the eco-friendly fibre that is also being used as composite jute textile, construction materials for earthquake surviving houses, geo-textiles and many other proposes.

“The pragmatic initiatives taken by the present government have started reviving the past glory of jute and the jute sector as a whole through diversifying use and adding the eco-friendly commodity again to the export basket of the country,” he said.

Aftab Hossain said mandatory use of jute sacks during storage and transportation of paddy and other things is also increasing local use of the golden fibre.

The chief guest suggested for increasing multi-dimensional use of jute and reviving past glory of the golden fibre through enhancing its cultivation, production and export of raw jute and jute-made products also to further strengthen the national economy.

 

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