Leather industry sinks, govt yet to complete industrial park in 16 yrs

The drastic fall of leather export earnings and rawhide price during this Eid-ul-Azha is the outcome of the government’s failure of setting up an industrial park even after 16 years. Initiated in 2003, the 200-acre park in Savar is yet to complete the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) while the work of its dumping yard has not yet begun. The authorities have also failed to hand over the deeds of the land pieces to a single tanner till now, documents suggest.