Leather sector needs full support of govt to meet export target

IN the wake of severe environmental pollution, the tanneries from Hazaribagh in Old Dhaka were relocated to Savar Tannery Industrial Estate. Now, the entire Savar area is facing threat of pollution as the authorities concerned haven’t taken adequate precautionary measures till the date. Locals fear, Savar and its adjacent areas could be turned into a new “Hazaribagh” in the future, if the government does not take prompt step in this regard. Industrialists alleged that industry’s manufacturing base has been hollowed out with the relocation of the tanneries from Hazaribagh.