Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun today told parliament that the government did not take any decision on shutting down state-owned sugar mills.
"No sugar mill has been closed down," he said replying to a question from Awami League MP Ali Azam of Bhola 2.
There are 15 sugar mills under the Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC). But threshing of sugarcanes in six mills has been suspended for the current season, the minister said.
Of these, only one mill -- Carew & Co BD Ltd-- is a profitable one, he said.
The government is implementing two development projects "BMR of Carew & Co (Bd) Ltd (1st revised)" and "Establishment of Effluent Treatment Plants in 14 Sugar Mills" to modernise the sugar mills, Humayun also said.