PM inaugurates Savar Tannery City, two industrial parks


DHAKA, Nov 6, 2018 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated
Savar Tannery Industrial City urging tannery owners to give required
attention to industrial waste management to check pollution.

“We should always remember the pollution while setting up industries. So,
we have to take active measures for waste management,” she said while
inaugurating the industrial city through a video conference from Prime
Minister’s Office (PMO).

The premier also inaugurated Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
Industrial Park at Gazaria, Munsiganj and BSCIC Industrial Park in Sirajganj
from there.

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu spoke on the occasion while Commerce
Minister Tofail Ahmed and Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam, among others,
were present on the occasion.

Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office Md Nozibur Rahman
conducted the video conference.

After the inauguration, the prime minister exchanged views with Health
Minister Mohammad Nasim at Sirajganj end and talked to the local parliament
members, beneficiaries of different projects of the government, freedom
fighters and government officials at Munsiganj and Savar end.

Mentioning steps taken by the government for industrial waste management,
the prime minister hoped that all entrepreneurs of tannery industries would
follow recommended procedures.

While inaugurating the API Industrial Park, the prime minister also
underlined the importance of producing raw materials of pharmaceuticals in
the country.

“We should give attention to produce raw materials of pharmaceutical
industries as we export medicines but depend on foreign countries for most of
the raw materials,” she said, adding Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
Industrial Park will produce the raw materials for the pharmaceutical

Bangladesh’s leather goods have a huge demand in foreign markets, the prime
minister said, adding Bangladesh also export medicines to over 100 countries
across the globe.
Sheikh Hasina said BSCIC industrial areas were established in every
district after independence as decided by the government of Father of the
Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Bangabandhu, as the industries minister in 1957, formulated the necessary
act for flourishing small and cottage industries in this region.

Within three and a half years of the independence, Bangabandhu had taken
steps for industrialization to create employment opportunities, enlarge
export budget, enhance per capital income aimed at building a self-reliant

Bangladesh would have been a prosperous nation much earlier if the tragic
murder was not happened on August 15, in 1975, she said, adding that her
government is following the path of Bangabandhu for overall progress of the

Sheikh Hasina said people are getting benefit of the development schemes
taken by Awami League government since assuming power in 1996.

Bangladesh has become a developing nation in the last eight years, the
prime minister said, adding that it is necessary to flourish industrial
development for expediting agro-based economy of the country to continue the
pace of development.