Author: Ellen Schwartz

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’s leather sector businesses and experts said.…

Uncertainty over CETP handicaps tannery sector

The government is reportedly going to allow construction of effluent treatment plants (ETPs) by individual tanneries at the Savar tannery estate. For those who are aware of the government’s commitment about a Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at the tannery estate and also about the works going on there for long six years, the news…

Work on CETP at Savar Tannery Industrial Estate to be over soon

Work on the all-important Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) – on which depends the obligatory Leather Working Group (LWG) certificate, required to export hides globally – at the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate (STIE) is expected to be completed soon, as per media reports.…

Boosting leather and leather goods production and exports

In the last 2/3 years market price of raw hide and skin witnessed a sharp decline. Various reasons like shrinking of demand for crust and finished leather in export market, failure of Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in the Tannery Industrial Estate are responsible for this scenario. If these problems cannot be addressed, smuggling of…