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Primary textile production affected by gas shortage

Sep 21, 2021
Primary textile production affected by gas shortage

Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Textile Mills Association said that textile makers had been facing shortage of gas for the past one month and the crisis had surpassed the tolerable limit in the last few days.

 

Mohammad Ali Khokon, President, BTMA, said that, the government has spent hundreds of crores to setup LNG terminals in the country and increased the price with a pledge to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to the industry. He said that it is possible for the government to supply LNG through the national grid for the survival of textile industry. He feared that if the gas crisis continued, the country’s readymade garment export would be hampered heavily due to shortage of raw materials.

 

Khokon claimed that all spinning, weaving and dyeing mills had been running at 40-50% less capacity due to the shortage of gas. Demanding uninterrupted import and supply of LNG, the BTMA president said that it would be difficult for the mill owners to pay the workers and repay bank loans on a regular basis if the gas crisis lingered. Machinery and spares have been frequently damaged in the mills which run through captive power generations due to the low pressure of gas, he said.


Source: NewAge Business

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