The environment department today ordered Asian Paper Mill to shut down for polluting a water body that drains into the Halda river in Chattogram.
The Department of Environment (Chattogram Division) passed the order after a hearing on the matter, our Chattogram staff correspondent reports quoting Muktadir Hasan, assistant director of DoE.
The paper mill was declared shut as it failed to meet four conditions including construction of an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) at their factory.
The factory dumped untreated wastewater into a waterbody that directly connects to Halda river, thus polluting it.
The paper mill is located at Nondirhat area of Hathazari upazila in the district.