DHAKA – More than US$100m will be spent on revitalising the once-booming traditional silk sector of Bangladesh. Work will be led by Bangladesh Silk Development Board (BSDB) which will re-launch 23 more parts of the partially functional Rajshahi Silk Factory in the coming year. A spokesperson from BSDB said the reopening of the factory could potentially create 10,000 jobs if all 58 looms are re-launched.
Bangladesh’s silk industry is one of the oldest in the world. Farmers in the north-western border district of Rajshahi produce some of the most sought-after silk yarns, specialising in high-quality mulberry silk produced by the larvae of moths fed on fresh mulberry leaves.
This is Premium Content
Only user with Online and Print subscription can access this.
If you are a Free Subscriber, click here to upgrade.
If you already have Online or Print subscription Login To Unlock The Content!