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High Court rules against ten tanneries

The High Court of Bangladesh ruled against ten tanneries with the charge of creating a bar preventing the implementation of a previous judgment regarding the transfer to Savar.

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Minister talks tough on tannery relocation

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu February 17 told the Bangladesh parliament that the government would shut down the tanneries at Hazaribagh in Dhaka if they were not relocated to the new Savar Tannery Estate in time.

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Minister firm on tannery relocation to Savar

Industries Minister, Amir Hossain Amu said on January 24 that he expected tanners to relocate from Hazaribagh to Savar as soon as April and he was not accepting any further delays in the process. Whether it will happen according to his wishes remains to be seen.

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Officials destroy animal feed equipment using tannery waste

The Bangladesh Department of Environment (DoE) in a drive on December 22 destroyed 28 cauldrons and chimneys, and seven feed processing machines for producing poultry and fish feed using tannery waste in the city’s Hazaribagh area. The steps were taking to prevent poorly treated or toxic waste entering the food chain via animal feed. 

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