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Government close to shutting down Savar tanning complex

The Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry in Bangladesh has moved to implement a recommendation on shutting down the tannery complex in Savar. A parliamentary committee from the ministry on August 23 recommended shutting down the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate (STIE) at Hemayetpur because it does not have adequate facilities to treat the amount of solid and liquid waste generated by the tanners.

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Tanner faces record fine for pollution

The Ho Chi Minh City municipal administration on November 18 gave the Hao Duong tannery the heaviest punishment ever imposed on a polluter in the country – VND6.39 billion (US$300,330).

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