CETP of Tannery Industrial Estate to be readied in 18 months: BaruaBangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka
All infrastructures, including the Central Effluent Treatment Plant at the Tannery Industrial Estate, would be readied in the next 18 months and the park would be ready for operation by 2016, industries minister Dilip Barua said on Sunday.
‘I hope all infrastructural works, including the CETP for the Tannery Industrial Estate would be completed by 2016. We need cooperation of owners of tannery industries to this end,’ he told a press conference.
The press conference was arranged to let the media know about the progress of the much-awaited Tannery Industrial Estate, Dhaka project.
Industries secretary Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah and high officials of departments of the ministry were present at the press conference at the ministry’s conference room.
Dilip Barua said the cost for relocation of tanneries to
Savar from the city’s Hazaribagh and setting up the CETP soared exorbitantly mainly due to delay in manifold snags, including court orders.
Referring to the period of 2003 when the project had been undertaken involving Tk 175.75 crore with a deadline to complete by 2005, he said now the project would be implemented by June 2016 as the project had recently been revised to Tk 1078.71 crore. New components, including setting up a slush power station and sewerage treatment plant, have been included in the revised project.
‘We’ve overcome all sorts of barriers, including legal complexities related to establishing CETP and Dumping Yard, and from now on there will be no delay in implementing the project,’ the minister hoped.
‘It seems change of government means change of policy. I think any patriotic government will implement the project in view of national interest,’ he said. Barua said the estimated cost of the revised project is Tk 1078.71 crore of which the government will bear non-refundable Tk 250 crore as compensation for tanners.
The government will bear the rest amount as equity of Tk 663.40 crore and loan Tk 165.60 crore, he said adding that the owners of the tannery industries will pay the Tk 165.60 crore as payment for plots in instalments.
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