Month: March 2018

WB approves $560m for power supply, microenterprises in Bangladesh

World Bank has approved $560 million for two projects in Bangladesh to improve power supply and help microenterprises become environmentally sustainable. The $450 million Enhancement and Strengthening of Power Transmission Network in Eastern Region Project will expand the electricity transmission network in the eastern region, covering the greater Comilla and Noakhali and part of the greater…

Eight-day strike at China factory making Michael Kors bags ends as workers’ pension and wage demands met

Chinese factory workers in Guangzhou, who make luxury handbags for the US fashion label Michael Kors, ended an eight-day strike this week after the company agreed to their demands, but activists warn labour disputes on the mainland are likely to increase as workers seek better pay and treatment in line with the country’s economic advancement…

Savar Tannery Park And The Textile Industry On The Dhaleshwari River In Bangladesh

The tannery industry is a $1 billion business in Bangladesh. Until recently, the majority of the tanneries were located at Hazaribogh and were polluting the Buriganga River with over forty heavy metals including Chromium. Pure Earth listed the Buriganga River as one of the top ten polluted sites in the world, including Chernobyl……