POST TIME: 3 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Stress on flourishing jute textile, light engineering sector

Stress on flourishing jute textile, light engineering sector

RANGPUR: Industrialists have stressed on flourishing the jute textile and light engineering sector to create huge employments for accelerating economic development in the northwestern region, reports BSS.

They made the view at the meeting on the ‘Securing Employment and Economic Development around Jute Textile and Light Engineering Sector in North-west Bangladesh’ project held at meeting room of Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here recently.

International development organisation Practical Action Bangladesh (PAB) with assistance of the European Union and RCCI organised the event for members of Board of Directors of RCCI, industrialists and entrepreneurs for realisation of the project.

In the beginning, Agricultural and Jute Specialist of PAB Alamgir Chowdhury delivered PowerPoint presentation on prospects of the Jute Textile and Light Engineering Industry in the meeting moderated by PAB Officer Protima Dutta.

Senior Vice-president of RCCI Mostoba Hossain Ripan, its Directors Motahar Hossain Mandal Mowla, Reaz Shahid Shovan, Partho Bose, Shajahan Babu, Obaidur Rahman Ratan and Khemchand Rabi Somani, Agriculturist of PAB Nirmal Chandra Bapari and its Agriculture Engineer Rezaul Islam participated in the open discussion.

RCCI President Sohrab Chowdhury Titu said, “There is no alternative to establishing eco-friendly industries for sustainable economic advancement to implement the Vision 2021 and Vision 2041 and achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs).”

“At the present global context, a brighter prospect is prevailing for Bangladesh to fetch huge foreign currency through exporting raw jute and jute products to many countries having mammoth demand of these eco-friendly products,” he said.

He put special emphasis on diversification of the eco-friendly jute products for promoting export side by side with flourishing all prevailing prospects of the jute and jute textile sector in the northwestern Bangladesh.

Terming the light engineering sector as the mother industry for other industrial sectors, Titu stressed on flourishing the sector to produce all necessary spare parts and accessories for repairing, servicing and keeping other industries in operation.