Dhaka, Bangladesh
Govt targets $5b export earning from tannery sector in 2021

Govt targets $5b export earning from tannery sector in 2021

News Report The government has planed to earn US$5 billion exporting tannery goods in 2021. The information was revealed at a meeting held recently between Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu and representatives of the tannery industry-related organisations and institutions at the Industries Ministry. The Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at Savar Tannery Industrial City will be operational soon since about 98 per cent construction works of the plant has already been completed, the meeting was informed. Amu said 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. He said the Industry Ministry will suggest the National Board of Revenue (NBR) to provide the "Central Bonded Warehouse" facilities for chemical import. 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.

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