As many as 92 per cent of the relocated tannery workers were affected by the relocation from Hazaribagh, due to loss of income and low standards of living in Savar.
The study, conducted by the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) earlier this year, also noted the importance of proper usage and management of the Complete Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP), says a press release.
A programme was organised to present the outcomes of their research on “Rapid Assessment of Hazaribagh Tanneries” on Monday at Policy Research Institute (PRI) conference room in Dhaka.
Dr. Bazlul Haque Khandoker, Chairman of SANEM and professor of Dhaka University, presented the key presentation and discussed the research outcomes.
Dr. Zaidi Sattar, chairman of PRI, was present as the chief guest. Different stakeholders of tannery and leather products were also present.
The research recommended a further comprehensive study on assessing the cost-benefits of improving worker salary, living conditions and infrastructure of the new tannery complex, including CETP.
It stressed on implementation of a complete CETP work plan and operational capacity development.
Zaidi Sattar said currently we export an amount of US$1.5 billion but this is expected to be of US$ 5 billion. We have all potentials and possibilities to do better
Dr. M. Abu Eusuf, Chairman, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka also addressed the programme.