Savar Leather Estate rife with environmental hazards

The government efforts to free tanneries from environmental pollution came under question as pollution still remains a major concern in Savar. Despite huge investment and government efforts to make tannery industry free from environmental pollution, danger lurks in Savar Leather Industrial Estate as solid waste is being dumped in open space and the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) is yet to start full-fledged operation.

In face of strong pressures from environmentalists and global retailers, the government forced tanners to relocate factories from Dhaka’s Hazaribagh to Savar in a bid to prevent environmental pollution.