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Dastagir reopens silk factory formally in Rajshahi

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BSS, Rajshahi :
Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi (Bir Protik), MP, has formally reopened the Rajshahi Silk Factory as part of the government's efforts of revitalizing the traditional silk sector in phases.
He reopened operational activities of 19 looms of the state-owned factory to mark the Mijib Borsha, birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on Sunday afternoon as chief guest.
Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, Advocate Adiba Anjum Mita, MP, Secretary to the Textiles and Jute Ministry Lokeman Hossain Mian and Chairman of Bangladesh Handloom Board Shah Alam were present on the occasion.
Six of the looms were reopened in 2017 for the first time locally after around 16 years of closure in 2002.
The minister also went round different sections of the silk factory and Bangladesh Sericulture Research and Training Institute (BSRTI) to see for himself their activities. Speaking on the occasion, Minister Dastagir Gazi said steps have been taken to bring more power looms of the factory in operation to restore the lost glory of traditional Rajshahi Silk.

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