Month: October 2020

Construction of dumping yards faces delays

Intense pollution is threatening the environment surrounding Savar Tannery Industrial Estate (STIE) as the construction of two dumping yards meant for solid waste are expected to be delayed by a couple of months Currently, 130 out of 155 tanneries are in operation at the STIE. On a regular day, the operational tanneries produce some 60…

Leather turning into a big draw for foreign investors

The leather sector in Bangladesh is turning into a hotspot for foreign investment due to the country’s low manufacturing costs, availability of cheap raw materials and its eligibility for trade benefits on exports, said industry insiders.…

Leather sector businesses wait for functioning CETP for export boost

The non-functioning Central Effluent Treatment Plant and delay in implementation of the tannery relocation project posed as the major barriers to tapping into the export potentials of high value-added leather products on the global market, the country‚Äôs leather sector businesses and experts said.…