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12:00 AM, October 09, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 09, 2012

DoE fines factory, hotel Tk 36 lakh

The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday penalised a textile dyeing factory and a residential hotel with a fine of Tk 36.62 lakh in total for environmental pollution, said a DoE press release.
Of them, ML Dyeing Ltd at Bhaluka in Mymensingh was fined TK 32 lakh.
A DoE enforcement team detected that the factory has been running without environmental clearance since 2010 and has a non-functional effluent treatment plant (ETP).
The factory has released around 10 crore litres of untreated chemical effluents into Khiro river during the past two years, said Mohammad Munir Chowdhury, director of DoE who handed down the penalty to the factory's managing director.
Meanwhile, DoE fined Bijoynagar Hotel in Dhaka Tk 4.62 lakh on charge of releasing sewage drain on the premises of the Bangladesh Scouts headquarter.
On receiving a complaint in this regard, DoE personnel investigated the matter and handed down the penalty to the hotel's managing director.
Scouts authorities said the Scouts Bhaban premises and adjoining areas were subject to severe pollution due to the sewage released by the hotel in the past several days.
Munir said the 22-year old hotel also had no environmental clearance.
The DoE ordered the hotel authorities to rectify their sewage disposal system within three days.

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