Savar Tannery Industrial Estate

Govt allows rawhide export this year as well

Like previous years, the government has been approving applications of different companies seeking to export rawhide to create demand and enable better prices, said Tapan Kanti Ghosh, senior secretary to the commerce ministry, yesterday. 

July 18, 2022
July 18, 2022

We can’t afford another dead river

Authorities must save Dhaleshwari before it's too late

July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022

Govt allows rawhide export this year as well

Like previous years, the government has been approving applications of different companies seeking to export rawhide to create demand and enable better prices, said Tapan Kanti Ghosh, senior secretary to the commerce ministry, yesterday. 

August 3, 2019
August 3, 2019

Tannery waste taints Dhaleshwari

Minhaz Uddin was one of over a thousand fishermen who earned a living by fishing in a five-kilometre stretch of the Dhaleshwari river, from Fulbaria to Vakurta downstream.

May 2, 2018
May 2, 2018

2 die of ‘poisonous gas’ inhalation in Savar tannery estate

Two workers die and another falls ill after inhaling “poisonous gas” at a tannery factory in Hemayetpur of Savar, on the outskirts area of Dhaka.

April 9, 2017
April 9, 2017

Damaging environment: Hazaribagh tanners relieved of Tk 30cr fine

The Supreme Court exonerates the Hazaribagh tannery owners from paying Tk 30.85 crore for damaging and polluting the environment.

March 4, 2017
March 4, 2017

Dhaleshwari faces risk of salinity

A huge quantity of dissolved salt will be discharged into the Dhaleshwari river from the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate as the central effluent treatment plant (CETP) there doesn't have the component needed for desalinising wastewater. Even if all the other toxic materials are treated, the salt will kill the biodiversity of the river, say, environmentalists. The country's tannery industry uses around 40,000 tonnes of salt annually.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

Pay fine until relocation

With tanners dithering over relocation of their factories to Savar, the High Court yesterday ordered the owners of 154 tanneries in the capital's Hazaribagh to pay Tk 50,000 each a day in compensation for damaging the environment in the area.

April 3, 2016
April 3, 2016

Actions farcical

Rawhides are piling up at Posta in the capital's Lalbagh and the traders are left in the lurch, thanks to the government move to prevent raw hides from reaching the tanneries in Hazaribagh.