Hazaribagh tanneries to be shut if not shifted to Savar: Amu
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu today told the parliament that the government would shut down the tanneries at Hazaribagh in Dhaka if they are not shifted to the Savar Tannery Estate in time.
Moreover, allocation of plots against the name of the factories will be cancelled, he said while replying to a tabled question from an Awami League lawmaker.
“The government will take strict steps to improve the capital’s environment and for public interest,” the minister said.
The tannery estate has been set up in Savar and Keraniganj on 199.40 acres of land to shift the Hazaribagh tanneries, he added.
Construction works of all infrastructures except the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) and Dumping Yard have already been completed, the minister further said.
The project will be completely implemented by June 2016, Amu told the parliament.
The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) has approved the lay-out plan of 152 industrial units out of the 155 in the tannery estate. Of them, construction of 148 industrial units has started, he said.