Month: March 2019

Leather sector in doldrums, no new investment in sight

The leather industry has been struggling to attract new investments even though the government had designated leather ‘Product of the Year 2017’. The exports of leather and leather products fell significantly in the current financial year FY 2018–19 in the July–January period compared to the previous fiscal year 2017–18 (July–January). Most of the tannery owners blamed…

Savar leather park: CETP conundrum

The country’s leather export encounters environmental concerns. Quite sometime ago, the signals were very much there. The major importing bloc, the European Union had made it known a few years ago that unless processing of leather and leather products conform to compliance norms, especially in respect of environment, shipments would be refused at all EU…

3 bodies recovered in Savar

Police recovered bodies of three people, including a female garment worker, from different areas here on Friday night. A F M Sayed, officer-in-charge of Savar Police Station, said that family members found the hanging body of garment worker Mahbuba Akhter, 22,  at her room in Rajfulbaria area and informed police.…