Tk 500 crore spent, 9 years gone, yet no progress in project
It has been nine years, and Tk 500 crore has been spent since the project of wastage treatment beside Dhaleshwari river in Savar was inaugurated. But the project is nowhere near completion and the river is being rapidly polluted.
A Bangladeshi and Chinese joint venture company was given the construction work of the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate (SITE) through a bidding process back in 2012 and the deadline for completion was set at 2017.
After the deadline was not met, SITE took over the project from the joint venture company on June 27. However, the project is now far from completion and untreated toxic waste continues to be dumped in Dhaleshwari river.
A report on this project and the rising toxicity in Dhaleshwari has been published in The Daily Star. Star News+ presents more on the situation of the site.