No decision to shut down sugar mills: Industries Minister
Publish- January 19, 2021, 01:56 PM
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Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Tuesday told Parliament that the government didn't take any decision to shut down the state-owned sugar mills, though the threshing of sugarcanes in six mills out of total 15 has been kept suspended for the current season.
"No sugar mill has been closed down. No decision has been taken to shut down sugar mills," he said replying to a tabled question from Awami League MP Ali Azam (Bhola-2).
The projects are BMR of Carew & Co (Bd) Ltd (1st revised) and Establishment of Effluent Treatment Plants in 14 Sugar Mills, said Nurul Majid.
Responding to another question from ruling party lawmaker M Abdul Latif (Chattogram-11), the Industries Minister said the contribution of industry (manufacturing) sector to the GDP increased at 24.18 percent in 2019-20 fiscal year from 17.90 percent in 2008-09 fiscal year.
Some 103,220 industrial units were set up in the last 11 years (Jan 2009-Nov 2020) with the support of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC), said the Minister, adding that some 8.50 lakh jobs were created there.