The Minister of Industries handover compensation cheques to tannery owners

April 5, 2015

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Relocate tannery units to Savar in time: Amu

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu called upon tanners to shift their industrial units from Hazaribagh to Savar Tanner Estate within stipulated time to establish dominance at the international leather market. ‘The country’s leather sector has a huge potential to derive the benefit of grabbing the international markets. The stakeholders of the sector should move immediately from Hazaribagh to Savar with a view to expanding their export volume to the EU countries and US,’ Amu said. Amu was addressing a cheque handover ceremony at the ministry’s conference room in the capital on Thursday. The government is providing compensation to the tanners those are shifting their units from Hazaribagh to Savar. As part of giving the compensation, the minister handed over cheques of compensation to four tanners. Amu said shift of tanneries from Hazaribagh to Savar is going to be implemented. The project was taken aiming to reduce environmental effect and to ensure workplace safety to the workers of the sector. Savar Leather Industrial Park is a project of the government taken in 2003. Established on 199 acres of land, the project is fully funded by the government at Tk 17575.00 lakh. A total of 195 plots have been set up at the project where a total of 155 factories will be relocated. Sources said 148 industrial units out of the 155 have started establishing infrastructure to shift their units from Hazaribagh to Savar. The Ministry of Industries has approved Tk 249,90,71,832 as compensation. The compensation will be given to 55 industrial units of Bangladesh Leather Leathergoods and Footwear Exporters Association (BLLFEA) and 95 of Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA). A total of 17 company owners have proposed the government to pay compensation. Amu said the shift of the tanneries is not only fruitful for the country’s economy and environment but for the tannery owners as the international leather market is going out of reaching. Later, Amu handed over cheques to four company owners at the first phase of the compensation. The companies are Mrs Mamum Traders, Mrs Makka Madina Leather Complex, Mrs Razib Leather Complex and Mrs Fancy Leather Complex. – See more at:


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