Bangladesh’s jute mills leased to private operators

September 1st, 2008

Substantial losses in government-owned Bangladeshi jute mills led to shut-downs of eight facilities in 2007. This year, the government leased five mills to private operators, on condition that lease holders share profits, bear liabilities during the lease tenure and pay a lease fee. In turn, the government will clear previous debt loads. At a July […]

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Textile waste causing pollution in Bangladesh

July 1st, 2008

The dyeing and printing units of the Universal Yarn Dyeing facility in Tangail, Bangladesh, are releasing toxic waste, including arsenic, into the nearby Louhajang River, threatening public health, fish, crops and vegetation, according to The [Bangladesh] Daily Star Internet edition, The chemical wastes, permitted for disposal in a pond or pit on the company […]

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