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Relocation of tanneries imperil workers


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Unemployment runs high after the relocation led to factory owners laying off thousands of workers

The relocation of Dhaka’s tannery industry from Hazaribagh may have served to bring it up to standards, but has yet to provide for the tens of thousands of workers involved in the industry.

Unemployment runs high after the relocation led to factory owners laying off thousands of workers. Almost all the workers were denied financial compensation during, and after the relocation starting from 2017.

The relocation was enforced by the government after a High Court order, in response to numerous environmental concerns. The industrial waste had severely harmed the Buriganga, and turned the air in the area pungent. 

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