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CETP at Savar fully operational: Official

August 19, 2019 00:00:00

Industries Secretary Md Abdul Halim has said the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at Savar Tannery Industrial City is fully operational for purifying chemical waste, reports BSS.

"During the holy Eid-ul-Azha, tannery owners collect half of the rawhide for whole year. So the next two to three months, tanneries in the industrial city will run at full speed," he said while exchanging views with different stakeholders of the tannery industry located at the Savar Tannery Industrial City, said a press release.

The industries secretary urged the tanneries to work together in the peak season for maintaining the international standard of the leather goods.

Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) Chairman Md Mostaque Hassan, General Secretary of the Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA) Md Sakawat Ullah and Senior Vice Chairman of the Bangladesh Finished Leather, Leather Goods and Footwear Exporters' Association (BFLLFEA) Mohammad Diljahan Bhuiyan were present, among others.

Speaking at the programmne, Mostaque Hassan said CEPT will be fully automated and the government has imported necessary equipment for operating the CEPT by using remote control. "Three dumping yards will be constructed soon for waste management," he said.

Sakawat Ullah said Savar Tannery Industrial City is doing better than the past. All four CETP units of the industrial city are functioning properly, he added.

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