Memorandum of Understanding submitted to the Minister of Defense and Tourism to resume Wimco
Dubri: On behalf of the Dubri people, a delegation led by social activist Dipunker Mazdal has submitted a memorandum of understanding to Defense Tourism Minister Ajai Bat requesting the reopening of Wimco.
The memorandum stated that Wimco, now owned by ITC, is doing nothing there. However, by adopting the PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model, there is ample opportunity to establish a bamboo-based industry, jute industry, refrigeration, biscuits industry, fragrance industry, mustard oil industry, mineral water bottling plant and many other industries. there is.
The memorandum also added that Wimco, founded by a Swedish company in 1925, was closed in 1996, expelling nearly 3,000 employees and, in fact, having a major impact on the local economy based on this factory. Factory closure is a very dark future of industrialization in this region of Assam.
Then, in 2001, the entire land of about 175 Viga, along with the infrastructure, was sold to the ITC Business Group. However, the Dubri people wanted the business giant ITC to reopen some industries on the land. Twenty-one years have passed since we took ownership of Wimco, but unfortunately to date, the group has not started any new industrial activities here. The Federal Minister interviewed the patient, investigated the request with the delegation, and ensured that the issue would be brought to the ITC immediately.