Month: December 2019

Tannery relocation led to job losses: experts

The relocation of the tannery industry from Hazaribagh to Savar has not brought any good news for its workers and deepened their woes further in the form of job losses instead, workers and experts said yesterday.…

Effort on to attain Leather Working Group certification: Humayun

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun yesterday said the government is not accepting any irregularities or deviations in the leather industry for attaining the certification of Leather Working Group (LWG) aimed at increasing export of leather and leather goods.…

BSCIC probing graft allegation in setting up Savar CETP

The government is investigating whether any corruption took place in the installation of the central effluent treatment plant at the Savar tannery estate, the industries secretary said yesterday.…

A raw deal

Over the past three years, tannery owners in Bangladesh could not export half of their annual collection of raw hides and skins. Every tannery is fully packed with wet-blue leather; the central effluent treatment Plant (CETP) is working with 90% efficiency and there is no tannery eligible for Leather Working Group (LWG) compliance certificate.…

45pc tannery workers undocumented

Nearly half of the tannery workers do not have any proof of employment, but the situation has improved a lot in the apparel sector over the last four decades, according to a new study.…