‘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 in Savar, posing health risks to locals. Over a thousand people as well as high officials from the government and non-government organisations participated in the discussion, where people spoke about their concerns.