Dhaka, June 25 (UNB)— Textiles Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi on Tuesday said the government has taken steps to reopen shut textile mills under the public-private partnership initiative.
This will create employment opportunities, he told a programme in Dhaka.
An agreement was signed to operate the Ahmed Bawani Textiles Mills Limited factory of Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (BTMC) by the Consortium of Tanzina Fashion Limited through PPP.
BTMC Chairman Mohammad Kamruzzaman, and Tanzina Fashion Managing Director Hasanul Mujib signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides.
Minister Gazi said that 636.38 acres of BMTC land remained unused across the country.
“Using this land will boost the economy by creating jobs and increasing economic growth apart from helping the concerned industries,” he said.
Saifuzzaman Shikhor, MP of Magura-1 constituency, Israfil Alam MP, standing committee member of the parliamentary watchdog on Textile and Jute Ministry, BTMC Chairman Mohammad Kamruzzaman, former president of BGMEA Siddiqur Rahman were, present there.