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Grab greater intern'l market with jute products: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday laid emphasis on branding the jute products as environment-friendly ones throughout the world to grab markets for earning greater amount of foreign currencies from the country’s jute sector.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday laid emphasis on branding the jute products as environment-friendly ones throughout the world to grab markets for earning greater amount of foreign currencies from the country’s jute sector.

“We’ll have to spread jute products throughout the world branding those as environment-friendly ones. If we can do that, we'll get a larger market (for jute products) and can earn more foreign currencies,” she said.

The Prime Minister said this while speaking at the National Jute Day-2019 program and inaugurating a two-day Multipurpose Jute Product Fair at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the city.

She said the Export Policy 2018-2021 has already been declared. 

“It’ll have to concentrate on further increasing the export of jute goods,” she added.

Hasina said many products, including 'Sonali Bags', are now being produced from jute which is called gold fibre.

The Sonali Bag has created huge prospects for the country’s jute sector, the Prime Minister said.

She stressed the need for exploring markets through studying the demand of jute products across the world.

The Prime Minister said jute has a good prospect as people are now aware about the environment. 

“This environmental awareness has created a good prospect for our environment-friendly jute products.”

Jute is an agricultural produce and it is also an industrial product at the same time, which is an environment-friendly one. 

“So, there’s a huge prospect for the country’s jute sector.”

The Ministry of Textiles and Jute organized the function with Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi in the chair.

Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam spoke on the occasion as a special guest.

At the function, the Prime Minister handed over National Jute Award among 14 individuals and organizations under 14 categories for their contributions to the jute sector development.

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