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…

Savar tannery park not ready in 3 years

The authorities have failed to complete the Tannery Industrial Park at Savar even though it has been over three years after the tanneries were forced to shift there from Hazaribagh in the capital, adversely affecting leather exports and causing fresh pollutions in the area.…

Loans for tanners from Covid funds

Tanners will get loans from Covid-19 incentive packages to buy raw hides during the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, a meeting has decided.…

Tanners in a capital crunch, seek Tk 600cr

Tanneries are suffering from a capital shortage following a drop in sales amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and subsequently, the country’s rawhide business has been severely impacted, according to the Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA).…