In what is seen as efforts to revitalise Bangladesh’s traditional silk sector, Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi formally reopened the Rajshahi Silk Factory recently.
According to media reports, to mark the birth centenary of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Textiles and Jute Minister on 10 January (Sunday) reopened the operational activities of 19 looms of the state-owned Rajshahi Silk Factory.
We have to build the silk sector as a model to inspire and promote the private sector, reportedly, stated the Textiles and Jute Minister who called upon officials of the Bangladesh Sericulture Development Board (BSDB) and Bangladesh Sericulture Research and Training Institute (BSRTI) along with others concerned to put in their best efforts to make the state-level silk sector profitable for the sake of protecting its existence.
Underlining that steps have been taken to bring more power looms of the factory in operation to restore the lost glory of Rajshahi Silk, Golam Dastagir Gazi, reportedly, maintained that when all the 63 looms will go into operation, 2.87 lakh metres silk clothes will be produced every year while adding that BSDB has adopted a Taka 32-crore project for boosting silk production and mulberry farming.
We pledge to revive the lost glory of silk, the Textiles and Jute Minister added further.