Hazaribagh to be turned into planned township

The Hazaribagh tannery industry site that had long been subjected to rampant pollution would be regenerated as a modern township with 45 residential high-rises and civic amenities, according to top officials of Dhaka’s development regulator Rajuk. The 65-acre area — now abandoned following relocation of tanneries to Savar and earmarked as an open space in the city’s detailed area plan — will be both residential and commercial, Rajuk Chairman Md. Abdur Rahman said yesterday.