Abu Taher BappaPublished:
2020-10-28 09:12:21 BdST
DoE shuts operations of 22 garment washing plants
The Department of Environment has suspended the operations of 22 illegal garment washing factories and liquid waste treatment plants in Keraniganj, on the outskirts of the capital, for not having environmental clearances.
DoE Director (environment) Rubina Ferdousi, of the monitoring and enforcement wing, led a drive against the garment washing plants.
The factories did not obtain environmental clearances or take any step to control environmental pollution despite issuing repeated warnings from the DoE.
According to the DoE, a number of garment washing plants without ETP were illegally operating in the area.
The unrefined liquid waste generated from these factories was discharged into the Turag and Buriganga through drains and sewerage lines.
The DoE also mentioned that following a writ petition, the High Court declared the Turag and Buriganga a living entity and directed the authorities concerned to free the river from all kinds of pollution and encroachment.
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