20 Jun 2019

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the inaugural function of National Jute Day 2019, and the Diversified Jute Products Fair at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 She said her government wanted to bring back the golden days of ‘Golden Fibre’, adding that in the post-independence period, 90% of the country’s foreign revenue came from t...

18 Jun 2019

Speakers at seminar on Monday said the country needs more research and innovation for jute seed production and diversification. As use plastic bags are being discontinued worldwide, Bangladesh can capitalize on the opportunity and export jute bags, they said, while speaking at a seminar on Diversification of Jute Goods for the Development of this Industry: Opportunities and Challenges...

20 Jun 2017

The golden fibre could be entering a golden age. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina deserves praise for taking the lead in exploring the potentials of jute and restoring it to its rightful place in the Bangladesh economy. “The golden days of jute will make a comeback,” she said in her speech marking National Jute Day -- indeed, now is the perfect time to focus on expanding the jute sector. ...