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Government holds back tanners incentives

The government has decided not to pay any cash incentive to leather exporters who have failed to transfer their factories from the city's Hazaribagh area to Savar Tannery Industrial Estate, officials have said.

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Prime Minister blames tanners for relocation delays

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on July 31 expressed her displeasure over the unnecessary delay in relocating tanneries from the capital’s Hazaribagh area by their owners although the government has provided them with various facilities at Savar. 

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Construction of CETP in Savar yet to be completed

Despite the increasing pressure on tanneries to relocate from Hazaribagh, the construction of the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) is still underway, and poor road conditions to access the Savar industrial state further complicate the situation.

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Supreme Court suspends penalty order

The Hazaribagh tanneries’ appeal to suspend the daily fine established by the High Court for failing to relocate the tanneries to Savar has been accepted by the Supreme Court.

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