‘Govt takes steps to save environment from tannery pollution’

Waste water with high level of concentrated chromium and salt from the ETP plant of Savar tanneries pollutes Dhaleshwari river water.Prothom Alo

Principle secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office Tofazzal Hossain Mia Saturday said the government has taken various measures to protect environment from tannery pollutants, BSS reports.

“As the tannery industry pollutes environment, the government has taken steps in such a way so that environment and this industry can be saved,” he said after visiting the tannery industrial units in BSIC industrial area of Haridhara in Savar.

Tannery industry is polluting the Haridhara area and the Dhaleswari River, he said, adding that the government has already taken steps to protect such pollution.

Later, he took part in a discussion there and planted a tree. He also visited the houses donated by prime minister Sheikh Hasina under Asrayan Project at Mograkanda area in Bhakurta, Savar.