Jute Diversification Promotion Centre (JDPC), under the Ministry of Textiles and Jute, has set up a pavilion, where 25 stalls are exhibiting a wide array of jute products, from cups costing Tk25 to carpets priced as much as Tk25,000. Customers prefer products useful to household dining tables and the kitchens, said Rafiq Ahmed, owner of Dolony Jute Products, a stall at the JDPC pavilion. Karupanya, another pavilion selling traditional handicrafts and other goods, is also selling carpets, table mats and bags made from jute. Md Milon, sales executive of Karupanya’s trade fair outlet said: “Products made with jute have become very popular among costumers. We are offering 50% discounts and buy-one-get-one offer on some of our products.”Afzal Hossain, a resident of Uttara and retired government employee, stressed on the importance of patronizing jute products.
Source: Dhaka Tribune January 12, 2019 19:30 UTC