Month: February 2019

Leather industry faces tough times

The billion-dollar leather industry is going through a tough time owing to intense competition with its rivals and tannery relocation. As a result, Bangladesh has been experiencing a negative export growth in its leather and leather products since last fiscal, industry insiders said. In the fist seven months (July- January) of the current fiscal, leather…

Env minister: Strict action against tannery polluters soon

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Md Shahab Uddin, said strict action will be taken against pollution in the Savar tannery zone very soon. He gave the warning at a Targets for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meeting on Sunday, where he also said: “We must take necessary action against pollution from the tanneries in…

Stop dumping of industrial waste in waterbodies

Speakers at a discussion yesterday said that dumping of waste materials in rivers, canals and other waterbodies, in Savar — by different industries including the newly relocated tanneries — are causing severe pollution and posing health risks to residents. The living conditions in Savar have deteriorated due to industrial pollution and indiscriminate waste dumping, they…