Three days short term training program entitled “Jute Knitting Technology” was held at the Planning Training & Communication Division (BJRI) during 27-29 September, 2018 under PIU-BARC, National Agricultural Technology Program(NATP) Phase II & implemented by Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI). Dr. Md. Monjurul Alam, Director General, (BJRI) inaugurated the training program as chief guest, Dr. Md Abul Kalam Azad, Director (JTPDC), Dr. Md. Mujibur Rahman, Director (Agriculture), Dr. S.M. Mahbub Ali, Director (Administration & Finance), Dr. Nazmina Chowdhury, CSO (In- charge) & Project PI(BJRI), Dr. Md. Shahidullah, CSO, Dr. Md. Osman Gani Miazi, CSO were present as special guest, Md. Asib Iqbal, SO & Project Co-PI, Senior Officers, Staff and various Jute knitted Entrepreneur participated in the training program.
The training program started with the recitation of the holy Quran. Director General Dr. Md. Monjurul Alam gave the welcome address and thanked to the special guest, BJRI staff and participants. Dr. Md. Monjurul Alam in his speech mentioned that jute is our pride. He urged for need based research and development of diversified jute goods. Jute diversified products industry of Bangladesh is an informal, unstructured and niche market compared to the competitive countries like India. Having the second position among jute production countries, the country’s GDP industry is under privileged. The sector contributes about 5% to total foreign exchange earnings and 4% to country’s GDP.
Dr. Md. Mujibur Rahman, Dr. SM Mahbub Ali, Dr. Md. Shahidullah & Dr. Md. Osman Gani Miazi delivered their valuable speech on Jute Knitting Technology. Dr. Nazmina Chowdhury thanked everyone for their participation in this training program.