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Rampant waste of raw hides and skins after Eid-ul-Azha

Despite fixing a higher price for the animal skins and allowing the export of wet-blue for the first time in 30 years, the Bangladesh government was unable to prevent widespread waste of raw hides and skins. However, the waste was reportedly less than in the previous two Eid-ul-Azha festivals.

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Tanners given extension on loan repayments

On June 22, Bangladesh Bank issued a notice extending the deadline for tanners to repay default loans by three months under relaxed facilities given the upcoming holiday, Eid-ul-Azha, scheduled to be celebrated July 21. Tanners usually buy rawhides worth Tk 1,500 crore (US$18 million) during the Eid-ul-Azha.

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Tannery fined for pollution

A tanner in the Chittagong area of the country has been fined by the local Department of Environment for discharging untreated tannery waste.

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Construction update from the Savar tanning zone

Following the news that the residential district of Hazaribagh in Dhaka was flooded last week due to a blockage in a sewer caused by the local tanning industry. It would be further indication that all the tanneries in the area should relocate to Savar as soon as possible. Construction of the new Savar tanning district is progressing.

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