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‘Industries Ministry has no plan to close state-owned sugar mills’

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Business Desk :
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Sunday said the ministry has no plan to close state-owned sugar mills or lay off workers.
"Initiatives are being taken to make sugar mills profitable by modernizing them and providing alternative income," he said.
The minister said this while speaking as the chief guest at a meeting to review the implementation progress of projects included in the Ministry of Industries' Annual Development Program (ADP) for the fiscal year 2020-2021, said a press release.
State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Mojumder was the special guest while Industries Secretary KM Ali Azam presided over it.
Senior officials of the ministry and heads of various agencies and corporations under the ministry were present at the meeting. At that time, the directors of various projects were connected through virtual.
Humayun said the creation of new jobs as per the election manifesto is a political commitment of the present government.
Industries Ministry has been working from the beginning to implement it, he added.

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