Month: July 2019

Savar Tannery Industrial Estate will be completed by next year

Industries Secretary Md Abdul Halim has assured the tanners that there will be no shortage of salt to preserve and process leather during Eid-ul-Azha this year. He made the assurance at a views of exchange meeting with journalists at Savar Tannery Industrial Estate in Dhaka on Wednesday. Abdul Halim said an increased amount of salt…

Relocation of tanneries imperil workers

The relocation of Dhaka’s tannery industry from Hazaribagh may have served to bring it up to standards, but has yet to provide for the tens of thousands of workers involved in the industry. Unemployment runs high after the relocation led to factory owners laying off thousands of workers. Almost all the workers were denied financial…

Bangladesh looking to make the most of US-China trade war

Bangladesh’s leather exports to the US market already have gained from the trade war, registering a 34% growth in the just concluded fiscal year, Apex Footwear Limited, a local leather goods and footwear manufacturer and exporter, has recently been audited by two US brands expressing their intent to purchase goods from Bangladesh as part of…

Tannery workers demand environment-friendly industry

Leather industry workers on Tuesday urged the government to build an environment-friendly industry and ensure their rights. “Savar Tannery Estate should be built as modern and environment-friendly. Tanneries are polluting surrounding areas and the environment isn’t safe for the workers,” Tannery Workers Union President Abul Kalam Azad told a press conference at Jatiya Press Club.…

Tannery workers demand environment-friendly industry

Leather industry workers on Tuesday urged the government to build an environment-friendly industry and ensure their rights. “Savar Tannery Estate should be built as modern and environment-friendly. Tanneries are polluting surrounding areas and the environment isn’t safe for the workers,” Tannery Workers Union President Abul Kalam Azad told a press conference at Jatiya Press Club.…

Bangladesh Leather Industry Slump Continues

Due to environmental pollution caused by hide processing, lack of product variety and the relocation of tanneries to the not-yet-functional Savar Tannery Complex, Bangladesh’s leather industry has been struggling to attract new investment. Exports of leather and leather products slumped significantly in FY2018-19 (July–May) compared to the previous fiscal year. According to the Export Promotion…