Month: October 2019

PM announces incentives to leather sector for five more years

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday announced the continuation of incentives to the leather sector for at least five more years, aimed at achieving the desired export target of the leather and footwear industry.…

Allocation of 11 plots at Savar tannery estate cancelled

The government has cancelled 11 plots of tannery owners that were allocated in the newly set up tannery village at Savar due to their failure to construct factories within the stipulated period.…

2 die inhaling toxic gas in Savar

A bricklayer and a tannery staff died today after inhaling toxic gas while working in a septic tank at a tannery in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka. The deceased were identified as Anwar, 25, a bricklayer, and Bappy, 26, a staff of RAN Lather, our Savar correspondent reports quoting ASM Sayeed, officer-in-charge (OC) of Savar…

Tanneries gone but not pollution

The river Buriganga is yet to get rid from massive pollution even after removal of much discussed tannery industries to Savar from its bank posing threat to the local environment and public health. Earlier, tannery wastes were main reasons behind the pollution of Buriganga. But now, the river is being polluted by the chemical wastes…

LWG to be invited next year for Savar tannery audit

Bangladesh plans to invite the global rights body, Leather Working Group (LWG) in early of the next year to examine the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate (STIE) to attain the standard certificate, as the remaining development works are expected to be finished by the end of this year.…

Tanneries to get ready for LWG inspection by Dec

Tanneries at Savar Tannery Industrial Estate will be ready by December for inspections of Leather Working Group (LWG), as the country looks to obtain certification from the international body to give a boost to exports, an adviser said yesterday.…

Government forms taskforce to improve leather export

The government has formed a taskforce headed by the industries minister to formulate an action plan and make development recommendations for the country’s leather industry sector, with the aim of getting rid of the stagnant export situation in the sector. The Cabinet Division formed the 29-member taskforce comprising ministers of commerce and environment, state minister…

$10b leather export possible by 2025

Bangladesh has the potential to earn as much as $10 billion from leather and leather goods exports by 2025 if the country can improve compliance, protect labour rights and obtain international certification within a short time, said an economist yesterday.…