Month: June 2019

Bangladesh leather sector lags on health and safety

With decent working conditions eluding Bangladesh’s booming leather industry, an advocacy group has suggested forming a tripartite body involving the government, manufacturers and unions to help improve the sector’s health and environmental safety standards.…

Leather sector export takes a heat as ‘tanneries relocated to Savar’

The export of leather products is showing a downward trend as many tanners could not yet turn their business around after the relocation of tanneries from the capital’s Hazaribagh area to a leather industrial estate in Savar. The export volume declined by 9.08 percent in the first nine months of the current fiscal year compared…

Leather sector cries for policy support to expedite exports

The government has set the leather export target amounting to US$919.63 million in the first ten months (July to April) of the current fiscal 2018-19 but country fetched only $837.07 million. The leather export declined by 8.98 percent from the target. On the other hand, leather export was $916.74 million during the corresponding period of…

Use of 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 had been ironic as the waste generated in Savar Tannery Estate has been contaminating the Dhaleshwari and polluting Savar and adjacent…

Leather sector struggles to lure investors

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–April period compared to the previous fiscal year 2017–18 (July–April). Most of the tannery owners…