Troubled tannery relocation

The financial Express - Relocation of tanneries at Savar Tannery Estate (STE) amidst lots of noises is encountering something more than what can be described 'teething problems'. The process of transfer, though far from over, is yet to produce any environmental or trade benefit, primarily due to lack of preparedness on the part of the relevant government agencies. It is hard to ignore the fact that tanners who had to shift their units to new location did face many initial hurdles, financial or otherwise. They are still facing a number of obstacles including incomplete roads, slow process of gas connection and inadequate facilities for dumping of both solid and liquid waste.