Stakeholder Workshop organized by World Bank Group on 5th December, 2016.


A Stakeholder Workshop to support Development of Export Competitiveness for job’s project (A Project of World Bank) was held on 05 December, 2016 at 10:00 am in Le Meriden. The object of the Workshop was to provide overview of the projects discussed by Mr. Michael Engman, Senior Economist, World Bank Group, and validate the project activities targeted for each of the relevant sectors. Representatives of the World Bank Group, Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA), Leather-goods and Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association of Bangladesh (LFMEAB) and Bangladesh Finish Leather, Leather-goods and Footwear Exporters Association (BFLLFEA) teams was present on there for the discussion.

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“National Productivity Day-2016” Observed By BTA.

The National Productivity Day has observed today (Sunday) in the country aiming to create mass awareness to raise productivity in different sectors, including Leather Sector, Industrial, Agriculture etc.The theme of this year’s National Productivity Day is “Productivity is needed for sustainable growth”.

The National Productivity Organization (NPO) brought out a colorful rally on  marking the National Productivity Day.Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA) Participates in the Rally of “National Productivity Day-2016”.The rally started from the Secretariat  and paraded various streets in the city, said a handout.


FBCCI Business Delegation 2016.

We are pleased to inform you that as a part of business promotion activities and to make one to one business contact with the foreign buyers, The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI) would like to field a business delegation to Italy on 16-23 October, 2016.The purpose of the visit is to make interaction with the business leaders of concerned Chamber to promote trade and investment between the tow countries.

The Circular and FBCCI Registration Form has given here for Interested candidate . Please click and download or communicate with us. Thanks!


EU Delegation visits Hazaribagh Tannery.

Two members of European Union (EU) Delegation comprising Mr. Konstantinos VARDAKIS, Minister Counselor and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the EU Delegation to Bangladesh, and Mr. Abu Sayed Belal, EU Trade Advisor visited Hazaribagh Tannery on 6th September, 2016.

The EU Delegation received by the representative of BTA and the Managing Director of LEXCO Limited, Mr. Md Harun-or-Rashid. They discussed about the relocating of Tanneries in Savar Tannery Etate and the present situation of leather sector.

Mr. Konstantinos VARDAKIS visited each and every section of leather processing units and satisfied for the tannery activities and environment.

Awareness Programme (Safety & Security of Foreigner Working in Tannery Industry)

An Awareness programmer on ‘Safety and Security of Foreigner working in Tannery Industry’ was held at BTA office on 13 August, 2016 in collaboration with Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Chaired by Md. Shaheen Ahmed Chairman, BTA where Deputy Police Commissioner (west), DMP, ADDL; Deputy Commissioner (west), DMP, Assistant; Police Commissioner (west) ,DMP and the Local Hazaribag Thana Officer in Charge were attended the awareness programme.

Among Others BTA General Secretary Md. Shakawat Ullah, Association Secretary Mohammad Nurul Islam, BTA Adviser Md. Shamsul Huda and foreigner working in tanneries were present.

During the discussion the Deputy Commissioner (west), DMP assured the foreigner for their security from the law enforcing agencies and advised them to move with safety. Any occurrence happens to them they should inform the local Thana immediately. Mr. Shaheen Ahmed thanked The Deputy Police Commissioner, DMP and other members for the measures taken by the police department.

Progress of the works in the Tannery Industrial Estate, Dhaka project area.

Construction works is going in full swing at Tannery Industrial Estate, Dhaka (TIED)  are classified into two categories – (1) those to be completed by the  project implementing agency (BSCIC) and (2) those to be done by the tannery owners. In principle, the two groups will proceed simultaneously. So that the construction made by BSCIC may not be left unused in case the relocation of tanneries lag behind. Similarly tanneries shifted to TIED may not sit idle and fail to start production in case the constructions of BSCIC remain incomplete. Following is the state of progress (as on 31.05.2016) of works by both the parties:-



Ø  Of the 4 modules of CETP, civil construction works of 2 are almost completed, though not fully ready for operation.

Ø  Mechanical works have not been completed. Some of the required machineries and equipments have not yet been established.

Ø  Effluent Pumping System (EPS) connecting individual industrial units with the CETP through pipes is still incomplete.

Ø  The rest 2 modules will need much time to be completed.

Common Chrome Recovery Unit (CCRU)
: There will be 3 units of this component. Of them progress of construction of 1 unit is worth mentioning while that of the rest 2 is in initial stage.
Dumping Yard
: Construction works are at very initial stage. Much time will be required to make it ready for use.
Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)
: Construction works yet to be started
Sludge Power Generation System (SPGS)
: Construction works yet to be started
Solid Waste Management System (SWMS)
: Construction works yet to be started
: Connecting pipes in the TIED have been set up. Entrepreneurs have applied for GAS connection. It is under process. No connection to any individual unit has so far been established.
: Temporary connection for construction work have been given. Tannery owners have applied for permanent connection for running the factories.  Their applications are under process. A good number of existing electric poles have been badly damaged. They need replacement.