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Reopen closed jute mills after COVID-19 regime: Menon

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:12, Sep 03,2020

 
 

Workers Party of Bangladesh forms a human chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday demanding reopening of the state-owned jute mills after the COVID-19 regime. — New Age photo

Workers Party of Bangladesh president Rashed Khan Menon on Wednesday called on the Awami League government to reopen the state-owned jute mills after the COVID-19 regime.

The government had closed 25 state-owned jute mills across the country on July 2, leaving more than 50,000 workers jobless.

While speaking virtually at a party human chain formed in front of the National Press Club, Menon said that the government should reopen the closed jute mills after coronavirus regime considering the sufferings of the mill workers.

Chaired by the party’s Dhaka city unit president Abul Hossain, city general secretary Kishore Roy, city leaders Jahangir Alam Fazlu, Anwarul Islam Tipu, among others, spoke at the human chain rally.

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