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12:00 AM, August 04, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 04, 2010

Factory fined for noise pollution

The Department of Environment (DoE) fined a factory at Ring Road, Shyamoli in the capital Tk 40,000 for creating noise pollution in a residential area.
The factory produced spare-parts for 'Ms. Jute Spares Complex', a jute industrial unit and had been operating in the area for the last 12 years without any clearance certificate from the DoE.
In spite of having a law against setting up manufacturing plants in residential zones that produce over 50 decibels of noise during daytime, this was the first time the law was implemented.
A team from DoE led by Munir Chowdhury, director of monitoring and enforcement department of the organisation conducted the drive.
The team seized all the machinery of the factory and shut it down. The fine money was also realised on the spot.
Ms. Jute Spares Complex located on the ground floor of a residential building emitted at least 87 decibels of noise using drill machine, grinding machine and molding machine.
Besides, the factory did not possess any fire extinguishing equipment though they ignite and use fire regularly during the process of manufacturing.
Every other building surrounding the factory is a residence.
The owner had promised, in writing, to shift the factory to Savar shortly.
Also, three embroidery factories, Prison Fashion, Pacific Fashion Ltd and Maya Enterprise, located in the same area were warned.
The team found the factories making noise which surpassed the acceptable limit.

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