The government has decided to shut down production of 25 state-owned jute mills under Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation (BJMC) by providing 100 per cent dues of the workers of the mills.
Prime minister Shiekh Hasina made the decision after a meeting at Ganabhaban on Thursday.
Ahmed Kaikaus, principal secretary to the prime minister, said this at a briefing at the Prime Minister's Office.
The government allotted Tk 50 billion to pay the dues of 25,000 workers.
Textiles and jute minister Golam Dastagir Gazi on Sunday announced that state-owned BJMC will be halting operations to stop piled up losses of the jute mills.