“It’ll be possible to shift all the tanneries from Dhaka within 2016,” State Minister for Industries Amir Hossain Amu told Parliament.
He said that the relocation process of all tanneries from the capital to the designated tannery estate in Savar will complete by this year.
The minister said the tannery estate was set up on 199.40 acres land at an estimated cost of Tk 1078.71 crore in Savar.
Tannery owners have ignored many deadlines set by the government for relocating their industrial units to Savar over the last decade.
The latest deadline was April 10, 2016.
These tanneries are destroying the environment of Dhaka and adjoined area.