DHAKA, August 6, 2018 (BSS) – The Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP)
at Savar Tannery Industrial City will be introduced soon since about 98
percent construction works of the plant has already been completed.
The information was revealed today at a view-exchange meeting held between
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu and the representatives of the tannery
industry related organisations and institutions at the Industries Ministry
here, an official release said.
Speaking at the meeting, Amu said the owners of the allotted plots in the
industrial city will have to bear the construction cost of the CEPT and pay
land registration fee at the same time.
“The construction works of CEPT is going to be completed. The CEPT is
working well to purify chemical waste. We also give priority on road repair
in the tannery industrial city. The road repairing works will be completed
within three months,” he added.
Mentioning the tannery as the second largest export sector, the Industries
Minister said the government is set to export goods worth US$5 billion from
the tannery industry in 2021.
He said the Industry Ministry will suggest the National Board of Revenue
(NBR) to provide the “Central Bonded Warehouse” facilities for chemical
Industries Secretary Mohammad Abdullah, Bangladesh Small and Cottage
Industries Corporation (BSCIC) Chairman Mustak Hassan M Iftekhar and Director
General of Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) Sardar Abul Kalam were,
among others, present at the meeting.