Reopening of closed mills
The prime minister has indicated that the closed jute mills might be reopened when Sramik League stalwarts called on her on the occasion of foundation day of the Sramik League. Similar declaration of opening of closed mills was given by the industries minister, just after taking charge of the ministry. Unfortunately, nothing tangible could be perceived till date regarding restart of Chittagong Steel Mills, though this lone mill in the steel sector was closed between 1996-2001 and the industries minister of the present government hails from Chittagong. It is needless to describe the importance of steel, and reopening the lone steel mills should be a priority for the government, I believe.
It appears that the govt is bent upon reopening partially Adamjee Jute Mills closed during BNP rule, but there are around 78 jute mills in the country. However, whatever may be the policy of the govt, attempts should be made to restart steel mills soon because steel mills can never be restarted again without arranging training abroad, if delayed.
Let us hope for something positive in this regard.