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No gas, electricity to Hazaribagh tanneries after Dec 31: Amu

The government has warned tanneries of disconnecting utility connections such as gas and electricity after Dec 31, reports  Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu said on Sunday that tanneries would be moved from the capital’s Hazaribagh area by the end of the year. He stated that the tanneries would be moved from the capital’s Hazaribagh area to Savar by Dec ... Read More »

Seasonal traders preserve hides to allay fears of traders

Traders’ fears that hides will rot because of the high price of salt and sultry weather have almost been allayed, reports  The wholesalers say they are getting fewer rotten hides of sacrificed Eid-ul-Azha livestock this year than last year as the seasonal traders are swiftly taking the raw hides to the warehouses. They think it would have been easier ... Read More »

Tk 360cr loan for purchasing rawhide disbursed Four state-owned commercial banks has already disbursed Tk 360 crore out of their disbursement target of Tk 610 crore among rawhide traders for buying skins of sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha to be celebrated in the country on September 13. Banks provide loan to rawhide traders every year for buying skins of sacrificial animals as the rawhide collected during the ... Read More »

Traders to announce price of raw hide on Friday

Traders will announce the price for buying raw hides this year on Friday.   Bangladesh Tanners’ Association President Shahin Ahmed told bdnews24.coom that they were scheduled to have a meeting with Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Thursday to finalise the price, reports He added the prices will be announced at a media briefing on Friday. Bangladesh processes around 220 ... Read More »

Hide traders asked to fix price within 48 hours The government has ordered the traders to fix the price of raw hide within the next 48 hours.   On Monday, a week before the Eid-ul-Azha, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed told reporters at his ministry that he issued the order so that both sellers and buyers make profits. Asked what will be the price, he said, “It should be ... Read More »

SC orders Hazaribagh tanners to pay Tk 10,000 fine daily


Court Reporter The Supreme Court has ordered 154 tanneries at Dhaka’s Hazaribagh to pay Tk 10,000 a day as compensation for polluting the environment until they shift to Savar. An appeals bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha gave the order on Monday. On June 16, the High Court ordered the 154 tanneries to pay Tk 50,000 a day. ... Read More »

No sign of tannery relocation found yet There is no sign of tannery relocation from Hazaribagh to Savar although the High Court ordered owners of tanneries to pay Tk 50,000 per day each in compensation for damaging the environment. The workers in Hazaribagh tannery were seen to work as usual on Wednesday. Tannery owners said that they have nothing to do as the relocation process will ... Read More »

HC orders Hazaribagh tanneries to pay Tk 50,000 a day for environ pollution

Court Reporter The High Court has ordered the 154 tanneries still operating at the capital’s Hazaribagh to pay Tk 50,000 each to the national exchequer a day in compensation for polluting the environment  until they shift to Savar. The bench of Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and AKM Shahidul Huq gave the ruling on Thursday. The court assigned the secretary to ... Read More »

Proposed industrial zone for tanners in Savar not yet ready

  The government’s deadline for relocation of tanneries from Dhaka’s Hazaribagh has expired , but the industrial zone at Savar’s Hemayetpur is not yet ready to accommodate them, reports Construction is not yet complete in Hemayetpur’s Harindhara, where the tanneries are supposed to be relocated. Worst, work on the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP), crucial to control pollution from ... Read More »

Tanneries defy relocation deadline

After failing to relocate tanneries from Dhaka’s Hazaribagh to Savar within the deadline, the government has deployed police to prevent the supply of raw hides to the industries, reports  A tough-sounding Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu in February gave the tanners until Mar 31 to move to the Savar Tannery Park, and said raw hides would not be allowed ... Read More »