3 jute mills have already opened in rent-based lease system and others are on the way
All closed jute mills under the Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation (BJMC) will be reopened in phases within this year, said Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi on Wednesday.
The minister revealed this information while talking to reporters after visiting Amin Jute Mill in Chittagong.
Jute production and export of jute products from leased out mills have started which created some employment opportunities, he said.
The government has already leased out three jute mills – Bangladesh Jute Mill, Narsingdi, KFD Jute Mill, Chittagong and National Jute Mill, Sirajganj and the process to lease out three more jute mills is underway, mentioned the minister.
He also expects the workers of the closed mills will get the scope to work in the rent-based leased mills.
On July 1, 2020, the government announced closure of 25 state-owned jute mills under BJMC.
The government has so far paid Tk3,563 crore dues of the permanent workers of these mills.