The Ministry of Textile and Jute has organized the fair at KIB in Dhaka’s Farmgate area to mark National Jute day on March 6, 2017 observed for the first time this year. The national jute goods fair held on 9 to 13 march, with a new theme “Golden fiber, Golden desh, Jute goods, Bangladesh”.
The aim of observing such a day is to promote the jute industry and its significance in the country’s economy, said ministry officials.
In line with that vision, the ministry has organized the fair where 60 companies and entrepreneurs are showcasing the wide array of jute made products, BSS reported.
During the inauguration of the fair on Thursday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government was making constant efforts to reclaim its reputation of being the golden fiber of Bangladesh. Hasina also said, her government has prioritized research on jute products which has led to the production of 35 new products from jute.
Md.Abdul jalil, director (Jute) at the department of jute, reiterated the prime minister’s statement .He said, export of the new products, such as jute charcoal and jute tea, would begin as soon as they receive the Harmonized System codes required for traded goods.
Jute sector has huge potentials for economic development, we have already taken steps to expand its internal market. said state minister for Textile and jute Mirza Azam MP.
Jute goods fair draws large crowds
Monirul Islam came all the way from Ashulia with his family to visit the Diversified Jute goods fair. He said raising awareness about jute’s usefulness would help restore its value. Vashkor David Costa, senior marketing officer of Corr The Jute Works, spoke about the limited access that locals have to jute products.
“We export every jute product that we make. Our own people, who make the product, are not able to use them,” he told the .Bangladesh textile today.
In JDPC display and sales center Bangladesh jute Mill Corporation (BJMC) display different types of products such as,Hessain,Sacking,CBC,Geo Jute, Jute fibre. Many Company display different kinds of jute products such as,Paper,Shoe,Punjabi,belts,suit case, light fabric, printed fabric pen holder, box file,sweater,jackets,bag ,carpet etc.
Source: jute Diversification Promotion Centre (JDPC)
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