Will Karim Jute Mills be revived?

  • Karim Jute Mills is one of the seven jute mills in the Dhaka district to be run under the auspices of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Karim Jute Mills is one of the seven jute mills in the Dhaka district to be run under the auspices of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Karim Jute Mills is one of the seven jute mills in the Dhaka district to be run under the auspices of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Karim Jute Mills is one of the seven jute mills in the Dhaka district to be run under the auspices of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Sprawling across 50 acres of land, Karim Jute Mills employed 3,642 people, including 2,215 permanent workers, all of whom have now lost their jobs. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Sprawling across 50 acres of land, Karim Jute Mills employed 3,642 people, including 2,215 permanent workers, all of whom have now lost their jobs. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Sprawling across 50 acres of land, Karim Jute Mills employed 3,642 people, including 2,215 permanent workers, all of whom have now lost their jobs. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Sprawling across 50 acres of land, Karim Jute Mills employed 3,642 people, including 2,215 permanent workers, all of whom have now lost their jobs. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • An average of 283.25 metric tonnes of jute products were manufactured at Karim Jute Mills, using 236 hessian looms. Workers believe the state-run jute mills would have been profitable, and would not have to be shut down, had they been equipped with modern machineries. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    An average of 283.25 metric tonnes of jute products were manufactured at Karim Jute Mills, using 236 hessian looms. Workers believe the state-run jute mills would have been profitable, and would not have to be shut down, had they been equipped with modern machineries. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Karim Jute Mills had an average monthly production capacity of 799.25 metric tonnes from its 222 shaking looms before it was shut down. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Karim Jute Mills had an average monthly production capacity of 799.25 metric tonnes from its 222 shaking looms before it was shut down. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Karim Jute Mills had an average monthly production capacity of 799.25 metric tonnes from its 222 shaking looms before it was shut down. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Karim Jute Mills had an average monthly production capacity of 799.25 metric tonnes from its 222 shaking looms before it was shut down. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Karim Jute Mills boasted 62 CBC looms with an average monthly production capacity of 148.75 metric tonnes. But now the production has been shut down. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Karim Jute Mills boasted 62 CBC looms with an average monthly production capacity of 148.75 metric tonnes. But now the production has been shut down. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Karim Jute Mills primarily produced bags made from cloth and jute until it was shut down by the government. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Karim Jute Mills primarily produced bags made from cloth and jute until it was shut down by the government. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Karim Jute Mills primarily produced bags made from cloth and jute until it was shut down by the government. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Karim Jute Mills primarily produced bags made from cloth and jute until it was shut down by the government. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Dust gathers on the idle machineries at Karim Jute Mills in the wake of the government decision to shut down state-run jute mills across the country. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Dust gathers on the idle machineries at Karim Jute Mills in the wake of the government decision to shut down state-run jute mills across the country. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • An eerie silence has now gripped Karim Jute Mills following the government's decision to shut down production at the factory. Gone are the rumbling of machines and clamour of workers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    An eerie silence has now gripped Karim Jute Mills following the government's decision to shut down production at the factory. Gone are the rumbling of machines and clamour of workers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • An eerie silence has now gripped Karim Jute Mills following the government's decision to shut down production at the factory. Gone are the rumbling of machines and clamour of workers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    An eerie silence has now gripped Karim Jute Mills following the government's decision to shut down production at the factory. Gone are the rumbling of machines and clamour of workers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi