Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said if elected again her government would set up modern tanneries in Chattogram and Rajshahi as well as an exclusive leather industrial zone with all modern facilities.
The government has already asked the concerned officials to find out a suitable place for the industrial zone, she said adding that the leather industrial zone and the tanneries would be constructed if her party is reelected, reports BSS.
The prime minister was inaugurating Bangladesh Leather Footwear & Leather Goods International Sourcing Show (Blliss)-2014 at a function at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.
“If I’m elected I will construct the industrial zone and tanneries. And if I’m not elected you make sure that the new government will execute the plan,” Sheikh Hasina told the leather industry leaders.
The prime minister asked the authorities of the newly established Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to keep an area in every zone particularly for leather industries.
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, senior secretary of the commerce ministry Shubashish Basu, president of FBCCI Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin were present as special guests while president of the Leather Goods and Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association of Bangladesh (LFMEAB) Safiul Islam gave the welcome address.