Month: April 2019

Leather sector investment sluggish as demand falls

The leather industry has been struggling to get new investments because the demand for leather products has gone down in the global market due to the US-China trade war and lack of vigilance of the tannery situation in the country, according to industry insiders. According to the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), the sector registered a…

CETP at tannery estate under new management

So, at long last the problem with the central effluent treatment plant (CETP) at Savar tannery estate is going to be over! Reports say that tannery owners at the estate have decided to form a company to operate the CETP. The decision came at a meeting of the tanners with the Prime Minister’s private industry…

Tannery waste in animal feed

In a bid to save the River Buriganga from severe pollution, tanneries were relocated to Savar from Hazaribagh amidst huge public outcry and growing protests from the green campaigners. The consequences of such relocation has had been ironic as the waste generated in Savar Tannery Estate has been contaminating the Dhaleshwari and polluting Savar and…

Tannery owners to form firm for operating CETP

Tannery owners on Wednesday agreed to form a company within this month to operate the Central Effluent Treatment Plant at Tannery Industrial Estate at Savar. Tannery owners will operate the CETP once the company is formed. The decision came at a meeting between tanners and prime minister’s private industry and investment adviser Salman F Rahman…

Company to run CETP of Savar tannery estate

Tannery industry owners yesterday agreed to form a company within the current month to manage the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) of Savar Leather Industrial Estate. The decision came at a view exchange meeting at the Industries Ministry in the capital, said a press release. Private Industry and Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister Salman…

Polluters pay principles for environment-friendly tanneries at Savar

The tanneries of Hazaribagh have been shifted to the newly build up environment friendly tannery estate at Savar, Dhaka. It is seen that their production activities have also been introduced there in the new industrial estate. The Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) started functioning to reduce the pollution load of this cluster. The management of the…

‘Save us from pollution’

Residents at a discussion yesterday urged the government to take immediate steps to curb pollution as living conditions in Savar has deteriorated due to indiscriminate waste dumping. They said different industries, including the ones located in Dhaka export processing zone, and the newly relocated tanneries, continue to dump waste in rivers, canals and other waterbodies…

Compliant tanners to boost exports: expert

Bangladesh has the potential to expand its share of leather and leather products in the lucrative global market if it can make its tanneries fully compliant with international standards, opined an expert and a labour leader yesterday. Professor M Abu Eusuf of development studies department at the University of Dhaka said China was increasingly moving…

Dumping tannery wastes in Dhaleswari continues

Tannery factories at Hemayetpur, Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, are still dumping untreated wastes in the Dhaleswari River. Shahanaz Begum, who lives at Jhauchar, Hemayet pur near the Tannery Industrial Park said that the whole area had been polluted by dumping untreated wastes in the Dhalesawri River. She said that the pollution was…

Footwear exports to US: China down, Bangladesh up

According to Otexa (Office of Textiles and Apparel) data, last year Bangladesh earned $133.25 million from exporting footwear, up by over $20 million in a single year. Leather footwear exports from Bangladesh to the United States registered a 17.70% rise to $133.25 million in 2018, although the sector’s total exports to global markets faced a…