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 tonnes of solid waste.In absence of the yards, all of the waste is being stored in a nearby vacant space under the open sky on a temporary basis, polluting the locality.